Charles G. Jacques III
LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
BOARD CERTIFIED BIOFEEDBACK CLINICIAN
8017 Jefferson Highway / Suite A-3 / Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809 / Telephone (225) 924-4903
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES STATEMENT
Charles G. Jacques III, L.P.C., L.M.T., L.M.F.T. is an independent mental health counselor who practices at 8017 Jefferson Highway Suite A-3, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809 (225) 924-4903 in association with this clinic. Please take a moment to read the following declaration of practices and procedures statement. Your first visit is the best time to clarify any questions you may have. Please feel free to ask whatever seems necessary during your initial visit.
Individual counseling in a medical setting represents the focus of this practice; specifically, matters related to stress. Stress-related emotional conditions are appraised and treated consistent with Mr. Jacques’s education and professional specialty training. Biofeedback, a method of monitoring the interaction between one’s mind and body is frequently combined with stress management counseling. A typical office visit may involve both counseling and relaxation training. Sessions last from one to one and a half hours on a weekly basis. Advanced payment is discounted. The goal of providing counseling is to help you meet your goals through the development of a therapeutic and supportive relationship with the therapist. A recent medical examination and list of current mediations being used is typically required. A “skills not pills” approach is utilized.
Counseling Relationship, Risks, & Confidentiality
The counseling relationship is a special one that involves honest communication, responsibility, and risk to develop successfully. Good professional relationships develop slowly through trust and sharing over time. Risks in counseling refers to the uncovering of new problem areas not realized prior to counseling. For example, as one spouse changes additional strain may be placed upon a relationship particularly if the other partner refuses to work. Risks in biofeedback therapy and regular relaxation practice involve altering your need for medication and thus requires more frequent medication checks. Medical emergency situations are referred to hospital emergency rooms via your family doctor. Non medical emergency situations are handled by telephone call backs, “The Phone” crisis line (225) 924-3900, or 911 as appropriate. You should feel free to discuss your feelings, good and bad, with your therapist. You are responsible to keep scheduled appointments and make payments on your account. If you have any special complaints or problems please make sure to communicate them to the therapist. The therapist is responsible to listen to you and make suggestions regarding your treatment. Counseling relationships may last a lifetime, but it is ethical and necessary that there be a formal beginning and end each time one enters counseling. All written and verbal communication is confidential, yet, limits to confidentiality occur. For example, communications involving child abuse, threats to life, and those subject to court order or subpoena can limit confidentiality. Signed written consent is required prior to release of your records in almost all cases.
Fees and Insurance Policy
Fees for professional services rendered are based on a time interval of one hour as consistent with local professional practices are listed below. You should check with your individual or group insurance carrier to see to what extent outpatient treatment is covered. Depending upon your medical diagnosis, outpatient treatment may be covered under medical or mental and nervous insurance benefits. Patients covered by Workman’s Compensation Insurance who have been hurt on the job will require a referral from their physician. Patients involved in personal injury law suits are required to obtain a letter of guarantee of payment from their attorney. We have noticed that patients who pay their bills tend to be motivated and responsible clients. Specific feels are available upon request.
Expertise and Qualifications
Charles G. Jacques is a licensed mental health counselor, La. #200, in private practice who is board certified in Biofeedback & Applied Psychophysiology and Medical Psychotherapy. Mr. Jacques is professionally affiliated and listed with the Louisiana Counseling Association, the American Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. Mr. Jacques is a graduate of Louisiana State University and attended graduate school in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern State University. He has professional training and academic course work in educational, personality, and neuropsychological appraisal and assessment since 1981. Mr. Jacques is past President of the Louisiana Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and has been a state certified provider of Biofeedback professional services since 1978. He has been licensed by the state of Louisiana in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Charles Jacques has qualified in Louisiana courts as expert in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders such as stress, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Chronic Pain Disorder, and medical oriented Psychotherapy. He is a Board Certified Senior Fellow Disability Analyst and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Charles G. Jacques III, LPC, LMT