I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, We’ll help you explore and find your strengths and how to use your gifts to heal.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of tough emotions, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is more helpful when paired with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you live the life you want to live.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
How will I know if you’re the right therapist?
The only way to know if the therapist you are thinking about going to is a good fit is to have a consult or schedule a session. Sometimes people don’t know if their therapist is a good fit or not until they have had a few sessions with them. You and your therapist will work together to figure out if you feel comfortable and if they believe they will be able to provide what you need on your path to healing.
How long is a session?
Most therapeutic session are 55 minutes long. Some therapeutic techniques might require longer sessions. If this is the case, your therapist and you will work together to decide how to structure your session and the interventions so you are getting what you need.
How do I get started?
Reach out to our team through phone or email to set up a consult with the therapist that feels right for you.