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Ralph Fox, Ph.D.
417 New Kent Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

office: (910) 233-0037
email: rfox@ralphfox.com

Billing & Administration

email: admin@ralphfox.com

Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I know I need counseling?

There are often times in life when certain issues or life events cause emotional distress, and problems in relationships can change how we view ourselves. Often, individuals become overwhelmed with their emotions or they have problems in their relationships. They may have difficulty concentrating at work or school, withdraw from friends and family, or find their emotional pain to be unbearable. They feel anxious or unhappy for days at a time, can't sleep, lose their appetite, or have problems communicating. A trained professional can help you through these difficulties and teach you the skills to handle issues and problems on your own. Some of the problems that can be addressed in counseling are:

  • Depression, anxiety, or other mental illnesses
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Divorce
  • Addictions
  • Sexual abuse and domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Problems accepting life transitions
  • Low self esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Job Stress
  • Emotional difficulties as a result of disability or illness

How often will I need to see you?

I work with a wide range of problems. How often you see me and for how long, will depend on the issues we are working on together.

Will you accept my insurance?

Insurance statements are available on request. I do not file on your behalf. Some health insurance companies will reimburse for my services and some will not. You should contact your company representative to determine your benefits.

How long do sessions last?

Clients are seen by appointment only. Appointments are 45 minutes in length, beginning on the hour. Please be on time but not early. This is to respect the confidentiality of other clients.

Are my sessions confidential?

My practice assures confidentiality at all times. As a client, you are guaranteed the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship. I will not make any disclosure of any information without your written consent. The only limitations to confidentiality occur when a client is either a threat to themselves or someone else, or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be shared.

What can I expect at a counseling session?

It is normal and natural to feel nervous or anxious at your first counseling session. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to come share your emotions and life experiences with someone you have just met. I try to make the counseling atmosphere comfortable and free from judgment. Depending on your needs, I will work with you to set goals, change behaviors, maximize your potential, improve your relationships and make positive changes in your life.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call me at 910-233-0037 or send an email to rfox@ralphfox.com. I can usually accommodate new clients within 72 hours.

If you have other questions, please feel free to email me or call. I will be more than happy to spend a few minutes on the phone, helping you decide if I can help you!