Brief Summary of Education & Experience
Graduate School: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Athens, GA Master of Social Work degree Clinical Track/Marriage & Family Bachelor of Arts: MERCER UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA, BA degree Magna Cum Laude, Psychology Major Sociology Minor Achievements Clinical License, State of Florida 2004 through present; Clinical License State of GA in 1995-2005
I feel privileged to be able to do this work and will provide a comfortable confidential setting for you where we can work together to develop and achieve your goals. I have been a licensed clinician since 1995. Therapy is an investment in you, no one else can do it for you.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Behavioral Health, Child & Adult therapist, Lakeland, FL
Sebastian River Medical Center, Case Manager, Inpatient & Home Health, Sebastian, FL
Private Practice, Atlanta, GA for Individuals & Couples, 10 years, Emory & CDC area
Dekalb Community Mental Health, Atlanta, GA
Rape Crises Center, Crises intervention, Counseling & Training Coordinator, Marietta, GA
Member in good standing with the following professional counseling, therapy, and national associations:
Participates in monthly peer supervision group with licensed clinical professionals.
You can click below on "Secure Client Login" to provide your initial information and we will get back with you by the next business day. This in no way obligates you or Active Counseling Center, LLC to enter into a client-therapist relationship.
Insurance Questions? Insurance can be very confusing and frustrating, therefore we have outlined some information below to hopefully clarify the process with regard to our office and insurance. The only insurance companies that we are an in-network provider and will submit billing for you are listed below:
- HealthFirst / Magellan Behavioral Health (non-Medicare)
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield including Federal and Florida Blue
- Beacon Health Options
We accept self-pay/private pay for counseling sessions as well on a fee for service basis.
We do not file insurance for marriage/couples counseling as that is not a "covered benefit" under behavioral health. Couples counseling is provided as a fee for service as the "couple" is being treated rather than one person being the "identified patient" which is how an insurance company would require services be rendered.
We accept Health Spending Account debit cards for your convenience, as well as credit, debit, check, cash.
Kindly notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel your scheduled appointment to avoid a late cancellation fee.
Why be sure that your therapist is licensed and holds memberships in professional organizations? The answer is accountability. These organizations promote counseling and psychotherapy guidelines which must be adhered to in providing services to clients. This in turn supports accountability and assurance that your therapist is licensed, properly credentialed, and is in right standing within the profession which serves as a protection to the client. Additionally it provides that Giselle Apostel, LCSW at Active Counseling is current with therapeutic research and knowledge and strongly believes in professional ethics in providing best practices with her clients.