Is counseling confidential?

Yes, for the most part it is. There are limits to confidentiality such as reports of “active” thoughts of self-harm or harm to others that are deemed as imminent danger situations.

This is my first time seeking out therapy, how should I go about this?

Finding the right therapist for you is imperative to your first experience. When you contact a therapist ask the questions that are important to you such as: What type of issues do you treat? What type of modalities do you use? What are your session options (face to face, online)? If you do not find a good fit the first time, do not give up on therapy. There is likely to be a therapist that fits your needs out there, you just have to find that good fit. Also, ask around. Ask friends, family, co-workers etc.

How many sessions do I need?

Session needs vary. There are some clients who come weekly. As symptoms decrease, you may come bi-weekly. Some clients are in the maintenance stage and they come once a month or as needed.

My spouse refuses to go to therapy, what should I do?

Come alone. Do not force your spouse to attend with you; counseling works best when it is done voluntarily. As for you, you can learn coping strategies and interventions that will be beneficial to you.

Do you counsel children?

Yes, we do. However, we highly implement parent participation. When helping children, a parent support system is vital. Your child sees us for a short time compared to outside session time. The parent is needed for support during those times; that is why we involve the parent(s) to show them how to be effective outside of session times.