Q: How do I know when I need counseling?
A: People seek counseling for a wide range of reasons. Some of these may include experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, overwhelming worry, feeling unfulfilled in life, or even feeling “stuck”. Some people pursue counseling to help overcome addictive or disordered thinking or behaviors. Other people pursue counseling to help them remove barriers to growth. Some use counseling when they are experiencing a difficult time in their lives and need an objective, safe place to process and sort through their emotions. Counseling can also be helpful in improving family and intimate relationship.
Q: How do I get started with counseling?
A: Sometimes the first step to starting anything new is the hardest. Reaching out and making an appointment is the best way to get started with counseling. If you have questions prior to making an appointment, you are always welcome to call or complete a Contact Form.
Q: What can I expect during my first counseling session?
A: The first counseling session is called an “intake”. During this session, your therapist will go over confidentiality and other logistical things related to counseling. Your therapist will look over your paperwork and ask questions to gather information. This is your chance to tell your therapist why you are here and what you are looking to gain with counseling.
Q: How often do I need to attend counseling?
A: This will be different for each person. Typically we prefer that you come to counseling weekly to bi-weekly initially, but that will depend on scheduling and your therapist’s availability.
Q: How long with I need to attend counseling?
A: Again, this will be different for each person. Your therapist will be able to give you an idea how long counseling should last once the initial intake has been completed.