I’ve never been to counseling before. How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will vary depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs. All we ask is that you come into your sessions with an open mind, and we will do all that we can to lead you toward healing in any area of your life.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
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.”
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on the strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
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 needed 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?
Dedication is key. Your active participation and commitment to your health will be crucial to your success. Coming to each session with an open mind will ensure that you get the most out of your time with your counselor, allowing true healing to begin.