How long does counseling usually take?
The therapeutic process varies greatly for each individual. While it is difficult to say how long your counseling will take, you can feel free to discuss your goals about what you’d like to accomplish and what your ideal time line looks like with your therapist. Click here to see our therapist staff page.
How do I choose the best therapist for me?
Choosing a therapist is an important part of the therapeutic process. It is important to look into what the different educational backgrounds and specialties each therapist has to try to get a feel for whose background and perspective best matches your own. While this research will give you the best shot at picking an appropriate therapist for you, know that you can always discuss with your therapist if he or she just doesn’t seem to be the right fit for you. Each therapist is equipped to help you find the best fit, and will offer referrals for someone who you may be more comfortable with. Click here to see our therapist staff page.
How do I pay for counseling?
Mental health counseling is often covered by your medical insurance. You will need to verify your mental health benefits in your insurance policy. Check out our insurance and payment options page to see if you want to use this option. If you prefer to pay for your sessions privately, you have the option to pay out of pocket for these services as well.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
The initial session is usually the most intensive and extensive. Your therapist will ask a number of questions that pertain to experiences throughout your life span. You will also have an opportunity to talk with your therapist about your reason for seeking therapy as well as defining goals for your therapy process. Subsequent sessions will be spent working on the goals that have been discussed in the initial session, as well as incorporating other issues that may have come up since the previous session. Click here to see our therapist staff page.
What types of issues can therapy help?
These include, but are not limited to:
- Depression or other mood disorder, such as bipolar disorder
- Anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, or panic attacks
- Grief and loss
- Anger management
- Abuse or trauma
- Medical illnesses such as chronic pain
- Marital/Relationship problems
- Attention deficit disorder, learning disorder
- Work problems
- Eating disorders
- Divorce and separation
- Family problems, including blended family issues
- Stress management
- Child behavioral and emotional problems
- Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior
- Combat-related trauma or other post traumatic stress disorder
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