Beautiful and Fearfully Made Woman
Are you a single woman, wife or mother who feels stressed, overwhelmed and frustrated?
Are you a digital nomad or living abroad struggling to adjust being away from family and the nomad lifestyle has taken a toll on you?
Are you struggling with parenting a child with emotional and behavior problems at home and school?
Are you taking care of an aging parent and feel emotionally exhausted, and you don’t know what to do?
Are you having difficulties communicating with your spouse?
Are you recently divorced or an empty nester and wondering what to do with your life?
Are you in your 50’s struggling with the changes in your body and in your life or are you a millennial trying to figure out adult life?
Are you distanced from God and need some spiritual guidance to reconnect with your first love?
Are you looking for a safe place to share your feelings, gain insight and find solutions in life challenges?
Today, you are one step closer to a new “YOU” where you can feel empowered, positive, strong in the Lord and fill of faith on your journey to growth, peace, and well-being. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you need someone to talk to, I look forward to supporting you and working with you to achieve your goals.
As a Christian Psychotherapist, my goal is to help to help you navigate through life transitions, overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, and unbelief, build up your faith and Christ confidence and to forgive yourself and others. I also will help to you uncover your true potential in Yeshua (Jesus) so that you can live a life that is worth celebrating and giving Him the glory. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
By applying Christian Counseling with valid psychotherapy intervention such as Supportive Counseling, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Grief Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I will teach you how to overcome long-standing behavior patterns, limited beliefs and negative perceptions that may be holding you back from seeing yourself the way Father God does. I also will teach you effective coping strategies to help you self regulate your emotions, manage stress and reduce anxiety so that you achieve your God given purpose and experience a more fulfilling life as the Daughter of King.
What We Offer
Online Distinctively Christian Counseling
Distinctively Christian Counseling helps women to find biblical solutions with valid psychotherapy interventions to overcome mental health and life challenges so that they can live their lives in a way that honors and glorifies Yeshua (Jesus). It is counseling from Father God's perspective of women, their problems and His solution.
It is the integration of Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Holy Spirit led Counseling with psychotherapy interventions such as Supportive Counseling, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Grief Counseling, Psycho-education and Evidence Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy to treat Depression, Anxiety or Adjustment Disorders.
We also provide counseling for women who do not have a mental health diagnosis and would like to talk with a Christian Mental Health Professional about life challenges, stagnation in their faith, career goals, God's purpose, relational issues, personal growth and self esteem.
All sessions are provided through an online therapy platform that is HIPAA compliant. Client's information is stored in a digital file. Call and schedule a Consultation today.
Holy Spirit Led
What Do We Treat
We specialize in helping Christian women to navigate through life transitions, find solutions to their problems, overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, build up their faith and Christ confidence, and forgive themselves and others.
Life Adjustments/Life Transitions
Low Self -Esteem
Faith and Religion Issues
Hear counsel, receive instruction, and
accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.
Proverbs 19:20 AMPC
What To Expect At Your Visit
Learn About My Methods
During your initial visit, we welcome you, start with prayer and conduct an Initial Mental Health Assessment that consist of asking you a series of questions about the reason for your visit, current symptoms that you are experiencing, your life history from childhood to now, (including family, mental, educational, employment, medical and spiritual history) and your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Following the assessment, we will identify and agree on your goals and create a treatment plan that is designed based on yours needs and goals. Before the session ends, we will agree on weekly or biweekly time schedule appointments. A homework assignment is given after the Initial Mental Health Evaluation and every session. At the beginning of the each therapy session we will invite Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor in prayer and follow His guidance by the power of His Holy Spirit in the sessions. Each session will end with 15 minutes Christian meditation.
Areas We Serve
ALABAMA * CALIFORNIA * DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA * FLORIDA *
MARYLAND * NORTH CAROLINA * OKLAHOMA * TEXAS * VIRGINIA
Rates, Payments & Policies
Rates & Session Information
For Christian Counseling
Shelia D. Duncan, LCSW-C is not an in-network provider with any insurance and do not accept payment directly form insurance companies.
$175 Mental Health Evaluation 60 to 75 mins.
$150 Individual Counseling/Therapy Session 50 mins.
Payments are due before services are rendered.
We accept payment by credit cards:
VISA, MC, Discovery, AMEX. Also accept HSA/FSA cards.
Privacy & Confidentiality
Shelia D. Duncan, LCSW-C is HIPAA compliant. All information disclosed within session are confidential and may not be disclosed to anyone with your written consent, except where is disclosure is required by law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA was enacted by Congress to establish standards for protecting the confidentiality and security of your health records.
Social Media Policy
Shelia D. Duncan, LCSW-C do not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) due to the importance of your confidentiality and the importance of minimizing dual relationships. We believe that adding clients as friends or contacts on these sites can compromise your confidentiality and our respective privacy. You are welcome to like and follow our social media feeds but we are not permitted to follow you back.
Your gift of time is precious. When you make an appointment, we have reserved appointment time especially for you. Therefore, we request at least a 48 hour notice for cancelations in order to reschedule your appointment. This will enable us to offer your canceled appointment time to another client. We charge a full session rate for appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Good Faith Estimate For Health Items and Services
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services including psychotherapy services. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
I love helping clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges.
Contact me today to schedule your 15 minutes consultation. I am committed to your privacy. Please do not include confidential or private information regarding your health condition in this form or any other form found on this website.
This form is for general questions or messages to Shelia D. Duncan Wheeler.
If you are in experiencing a mental health crisis, please call or text the Crisis Line at 988. Call 911 for emergency or go to the nearest hospital emergency room service.