WELCOME TO RHCC!
Established in 2016, Rising Heights Counseling Center (RHCC) is a private practice located in downtown Griffin, GA (about an hour south of Atlanta). Our vision for our practice is to not only educate our local community about mental wellness, but to foster growth and development for those who are under our supervision/training, coaching and counseling programs both nationally and internationally.
High quality counseling services for children and adults that is tailored to each individual's needs through the use of an eclectic counseling approach.
Taking the responsibility in assisting the next generation of social service providers with valuable knowledge, experience and training to promote the highest level of competence in their future endeavors.
With Master's level training and supplemental certifications, we combine almost 20 years of experience and expertise that has proven invaluable to the clients we serve.
Delivering premiere life coaching
for those who want the support and encouragement to foster the optimum success and greatness they are destined to achieve.
Counseling, coaching and supervision
done remotely to accommodate
busy schedules, rural residents or those who work with us nationally or internationally via HIPPA compliant platforms.
Bringing more awareness to the community about mental wellness through our outreach events, free/affordable support groups, trainings and counseling service programs.
Rising Heights Counseling Center
We provide individual and group counseling, supervision and coaching both online and at our office location for:
Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, EAP Behavioral Health (Compsych, Espyr, HealthWorks), Life Coaching, Positive Parenting, Supervision (re-opening in Jan. 2020) and Trauma Informed Care
What to Expect?
We understand how difficult it is to ask for help and the urgency in potential client's efforts to get necessary assistance. The first step after contact is an intake of basic information (name, address, contact information, employment, insurance information, etc.) and reasons for service request. Whether a client is using insurance vs. private payment or receiving services through EAP (Employee Assistance Program) or online, will determine how documentation based on sessions will be submitted to third parties and maintained. It also can determine the frequency and quantity of sessions a client is allowed. Please keep in mind, we will do our very best to make sure that our client's satisfaction and needs are being met even if outside referrals are necessary. After an appointment has been set, a notification will be sent to the client at least one business day prior to the appointment. If for any reason a client cannot honor their appointment, please inform us 48 hours in advance if feasible. We do understand that emergencies do occur, so in the event an emergency does occur, that will not negatively impact any future service requests; however, if a client needs to reschedule, it could cause a delay in services based on the availability in the schedule. All insurance co-payments, private pay services must be paid before sessions convene for that day. If a client is receiving counseling services online, it is his/her responsibility to make certain their insurance provider allows for telemental health as part of their behavioral health plan. After initial paperwork is filled out and client has their initial session, it is imperative that the client make follow up appointments to maintain consistency with their treatment. Counseling services are strictly for GA residents only. If counseling is done online, the client must reside in the state of GA when the counseling session is being conducted.
There is no set timeframe or number of sessions that will deem necessary for clients to reach their highest level of stability. That can only be determined by the client's ability to handle and use effective mechanisms autonomously without guidance from a clinician. If a client feels that they need consistent help in that area, counseling can also be utilized as a tool for self-care, maintenance and preventative measures.
CLICK HERE for downloadable and printable intake form.
Life coaching services will follow the same guidelines as counseling services with intake, initial sessions and appointment cancellations; however, all coaching services are self or private pay only. Life coaching services are offered for not only GA residents but nationally and internationally. Session quantity and frequency will be individually based and outlined in contractual terms before services begin.
Supervision Services (resuming Jan. 2020)
We accept college interns as apart of our community outreach efforts in order to solidify community relationships with academic institutions but more importantly to be apart of the integral process of the training experience for the students. Our potential interns (undergraduate, graduate levels and post graduate) can be self- referral or by a university. They will be required to interview with one of our supervisory staff prior to acceptance of site/agency supervision and contract agreement. It is the student or supervisee's responsibility to maintain organized and accurate records for their individualized required hours needed for practicum, internship and/or licensure. Mandatory supervision meetings (both group and individual) will be enforced. Meetings can and will be conducted both online and in office ( at the supervisor's discretion). Progress notes will be maintained and constructive feedback will be given. Supervisees will also be able to conduct counseling sessions under supervision and client approval. There is no charge for supervision provided for undergraduate and graduate supervisees unless they are an associate licensed counselor (LAPC) seeking full licensure as an LPC. Fees will be discussed prior to agreement of supervision services.
We accept most insurance plans, some EAP programs and private pay. Although we accept insurance as a form of payment, we do want to make potential clients aware of the need to provide a diagnosis to the insurance company for billing purposes. We are required to give a diagnosis for each client and submit it with our billing each time a service is provided. Often times, having a mental health diagnosis can cause an unnecessary hindrance to clients in other areas of their lives. It can also dictate how many sessions a client will be allowed to utilize for behavioral health services. Lastly, there could be a time that an insurance company can perform an audit and request documentation of progress notes on client sessions. Although this can be an isolated incident, it can occur. If you would like to discuss what specific insurance panels we are affiliated with or other payment options for counseling services, please contact us for more information.
CLICK HERE to make payments online via PayPal for insurance co-payments and private pay sessions (supervision, counseling and coaching).
Kelisa Gill Volson, MA, LPC, CAMS-II (Owner)
Kelisa Volson is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Cum laude honors) and Master of Arts degree in General Counseling and Guidance. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor for the state of GA . She is also an international Anger Management Specialist. She has over 10 years of extensive experience in the field of mental health. She has expertise providing group and individual therapy while working with both children and adults from varying ages and backgrounds. She also has provided supervision both on job sites and individually for interns and colleagues. She has worked with agencies that provide supportive housing, community counseling, outpatient services for adults with severe and chronic mental illness, tele-mental health and those that provide assessment for schools, disability and Social Security benefits. Her passion is educating, motivating and inspiring change in the lives of others especially those impacted by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).
She enjoys encouraging others, listening to music, singing, traveling, bargain shopping, and spending time with her family---("Silas Men": her husband, Silas, Jr. and son, Silas Keytrae)