How do I know if therapy can help me? Therapists provide a neutral un-biased space for individuals to share and uncover current struggles and past events, overcome creative blocks, identify relationship struggles and to offer fresh perspective. The benefits of therapy will be absorbed and implemented based on consistency in client attendance, how you engage in the process and through applying this insight outside of sessions.
How long will it take? We will discuss treatment planning during initial assessment. It’s important to remember that you are a unique individual or family whose circumstances vary. The length of your therapy depends on the presenting issues, personal commitment and drive to apply the perspective you gain to your daily life.
Why don’t you take insurance? While in-network providers may seem optimal, many times insurance companies determine the allotted number of sessions and request medical records for review. The ability to choose a therapist based on specialty training and personal fit, flexibility in scheduling and confidentiality contribute to making an optimal therapeutic experience. We are determined to cultivate personalized and quality care.
How do you work with adolescents? An initial session is conducted with the adolescent and their parent/guardian(s) to gather information, initiate communication and to review the family system. Adolescents can feel overwhelmed in the therapy setting, which is why building trust with the therapist and consistency in weekly visits is essential. Parents/guardians will be asked to participate in parent sessions and/or family sessions regularly.
What is the difference between talking to you versus my best friend or family? A healthy support system is essential for wellness and it can be really helpful to talk to someone close to you. A professional therapist is non-biased and non-judgmental, and can provide a safe space for sharing in privacy as well as different perspectives for building skills and insight.
What if I am afraid to cry? We are meant to feel and express. You are welcome to cry, yell, smile, and laugh without judgment in this safe space. We understand that emotions may feel private and we respect your vulnerability.