FAQ's for Brave

Getting Started


How do I schedule an appointment? What's the process of getting started look like?

Getting started is really simple! Call (573) 505-0071 or send us a message via our website. From there we will help you find a day and time that works for you. 

Click on the link below for a detailed description! 

Do I need to complete any paperwork prior to my first session?

Yes! Before we meet, we ask you complete our intake paperwork prior to your first session. 

You'll be asked to: 

  • complete a few brief screenings
  • complete the intake questionnaire
  • review our policies and procedures
  • place a CC on file with us to hold your appointment time

This helps you get the most out of our time together and helps your therapist better understand your current challenges and goals for treatment.

How long is a counseling session?

The first session, also known as the intake appointment, is 80-90 minutes. Following session are typically 50-60 minutes. 

However, some people prefer to continue meeting for 90 minutes for various reasons. For example, if your seeking couples or family counseling you might need more time to allow everyone to voice their thoughts, process feelings, and feel understood. Untimatly, it's up to you!

How frequently do I need to come to counseling?

In the beginning, we typically recommend weekly sessions. As you begin to make progress and grow we begin to meet less often. You might prefer to meet more or less frequently depending on your needs. We encouage you to speak with your counselor to identify what works for you!

How long will counseling last?

The length of treatment varies from person to person based on various factors such as their motivation, how much effort they put into practicing skils outside of sessions, their current symptoms, goals, and so on. Counseling can be a short-term solution-focused process or a more in-depth process. Some people come to counseling for a few sessions, a few months, or years. We value our time with you and believe it's important to check in with you frequently to ensure progress is being made. 

Our Office


What is your office hours?

We have an office manager on-site to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. If our office manager isn't able to answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible!

If you'd like to contact our office after 4:30 pm, please email our office manage Kyle at office@brave-mo.com.  

Our counselors can be seen my appointment Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM. Our weekend appointment times may vary. Please ask our office manager or speak with your counselor directly. 

Is there someone to greet me when I arrive?

Yes! Our office manager will help you get checked in when they are here. Otherwise, your therapist will be here to greet you if your appointment is outside of our standard business hours. You are welcome to grab a complementary beverage and wait in our lobby until your appointment time.

What does your office look like?

See for yourself! Stop by anytime. Here's a few photos as well!

Where is you office located?

2100 Forum Blvd., Suite C-2, Columbia MO 65201

Does your office have ample parking?

Yes! There plenty of room so stop by!

Is your office handicap accessible?

Yes! Our offices is all on one level with easy to navigate doorways and hallways.

Cost & Insurance


What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment is due at the time of service. We accept Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Card, and Health Saving Account.

Do you accept insurance?

Brave is considered an out-of-network provider. We provide a detailed receipt for services, also known as a Superbill. This allows you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.

How do I use my out-of-network benefits?

We are happy to assist you! Reach out or click below to learn how to access your benefits.

Additional Information

Can I refer to you?

Please do! Our practice thrives on referrals from our clients. We're happy to know you feel satisfied with our work together to the extent you want to refer to us.

Is counseling and psychotherapy confidential?

Yes! In specific circumstance we are required to disclose information. You're therapists will be sure you understand any limitations to confidentiality. The information you share in your intake paperwork and in your sessions is confidential. We make every effort to protect your confidentiality. It's unethical for us to disclose the things you share with us, with a few exceptions which are:

1) There is a clear and imminent danger to yourself or another person

2) You hiscloseevidential information of abuse or neglect of a child, yourself, or older adult

3) You authorized me to disclose information by signing a HIPPA form (e.g. to another treatment provider or family member)

4) A court order

5) In a natural disaster

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy requires 48 hours notice prior to your appointment. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice requires payment in full.  We also offer phone and video appointments to assist you in overcoming an obstacles which might prevent you from attending. For instance poor weather conditions, minor sickness, lack of childcare, traveling, and so on.

We invite you to complete our Consultation Form!

Let's connect and see which therapist is a good fit for you!