I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What do we talk about during the phone consultation?
I will ask questions that relate to what is bringing you into counseling. I will also review what to expect in sessions, attendance, investment, and counseling techniques I use. You will also have an opportunity to ask me questions as well. By the end of the call, you will be able to decide if therapy is right for you and if we are a good fit.
What can I expect at the first session?
Our first session whether it takes place in the office or online, is about getting to know each other. You will learn about my counseling style, practice policies, and my assessment of your concerns. My objective is to gather information about you, help you identify goals, and collaborate on a plan of action.
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 counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals 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?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.