At the Rapha Center for Women’s Ministries, Inc. we know that everyone goes through difficult times in their life and can benefit from others who have gone through similar experiences and have overcome that season in their life. Our peer counseling volunteers are lay women who have gone through an extensive training program in order to be there for you – to listen and provide perspective on your personal situation.

One-on-one peer counseling will provide you a private session with a counseling volunteer. Once you have completed the client intake form the director will review your specific needs and pair you with a counseling volunteer who can best relate to your situation.

You will receive a phone call from your counseling volunteer before the first session. She is the one who will schedule the appointment with you based on your mutual availability. Each counseling session is scheduled for one hour but could go longer.

When you arrive at the Rapha Center, let the receptionist know you have an appointment with whoever your counseling volunteer is. You do not have to tell the receptionist your name. Your counseling volunteer will meet you in the reception area and walk with you to the private counseling room.

There will be some forms you will need to complete at the first visit. These are required forms for all clients. Once these are completed your counseling volunteer will ask you to share about what is going on in your life and what goals you want to accomplish through counseling.

There is no limit to the number of sessions you may have. There is no charge for counseling services.

We have volunteers with various educational backgrounds; from stay at home moms who have never attended college, to professional women within all careers, to those who have Masters Degrees in counseling.  We come from all walks of life.  Our counseling volunteers are just like you no matter who you are.

 

 

 

Client intake form can be downloaded and printed out (Due to confidentiality this can not be submitted electronically).  Mail completed form to

Rapha Center for Women’s Ministries
Attn: Director
PO Box 238
Rogers, AR  72757-0238

Or bring completed form to the Center.  You can also stop by our office at 1110 W. Poplar Street, Suite B in Rogers to pick up and complete the client form.