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“Life does not get better by chance,
it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn 


How do I make an appointment?

You may schedule through the website or contact me directly at

How long is a session?

Individual counseling sessions are usually 50 minutes; I generally recommend extended 75 or 90 minute sessions for couples or joint sessions involving collateral participants. Most sessions occur weekly, but may be scheduled more or less frequently depending on your needs, goals, and progress. 

How much will it cost?

Fees vary based upon the service provided and are due at the conclusion of each session. In the event that you request my services outside of our sessions (e.g. speaking with attorneys, other providers, reviewing lengthy emails or documents), I will bill you for my time at the applicable hourly rate in six minute increments. Consulting fees and other services provided to law firms and other organizations are negotiated in advance, and are in addition to expenses. Payment is expected at the time of service. I accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Checks returned for insufficient funds will incur a $30 fee. 

What if I miss my appointment?

If you cannot keep an appointment, notify me as soon as possible and at least 24 hours in advance. For Monday appointments, please call (404) 276-6965 and leave a message by Sunday, a full 24 hours prior to the start of the scheduled appointment. If such advance notice is not received, you will be financially responsible for the session you missed. 

Do you take insurance?

No. I am considered out of network for insurance purposes. You can request a statement of services that can be used to submit to your insurance company towards your out of network mental health benefits. You may also use your health savings account or flexible spending account to pay for sessions.

What do I do if this is an emergency?

WorkBest Consulting is an outpatient practice, and I am set up to accommodate individuals who are reasonably safe and resourceful. I am not available at all times. If at any time this does not feel like sufficient support, please let me know and we can discuss additional resources or transfer your case to a therapist or clinic with 24-hour availability. Generally, I will return phone calls within 24-48 hours. If you have a mental health emergency, I encourage you not to wait for a call back, but to do one or more of the following:


No Legal Advice

Although I am an attorney, I practice therapy exclusively and no longer practice law in any capacity. My bar membership in Florida is inactive and I am not licensed to practice law in Georgia. Consequently, nothing I say to you is or should be construed as legal advice. If you require legal advice, you must consult with your own attorney, as I cannot represent you.​

FAQ’s for Stacey Dougan Counseling & Consulting | Midtown & Intown Atlanta | USA

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