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 Common Questions

How will counseling help me or my family?
By participating in therapy, you are able to learn new ways to learn or improve social and emotional communication, parent-child relationships and overall functioning. In many cases, symptoms of depression and anxiety can be improved or completely alleviated. You are able to gain a better understanding in resolving issues with better problem-solving skills. 
Seeking a counseling professional shows your commitment to living a healthier, more productive life.   
What can I expect from therapy?
Because each person's response to therapy is unique, therapeutic goals and outcomes will vary depending on the individual.  Learning new skills and integrating new ways to deal with difficulties takes time. Our clinicians see clients on a weekly basis during the first 3-6 months to build a strong foundation. We will work together to gradually decrease your visits to biweekly then to a monthly schedule to gradually end our services. Our goal is to prepare you to meet your goals and achieve independence in your success!  

Consistency of treatment is important in order to establish a therapeutic rapport, trust and goal setting treatments. 
What if I have to reschedule or cancel an appointment?
You may cancel or reschedule your appointment, however, you must call us within 24 hours of your appointment to avoid same day cancellation charges or missed fees.

What about medication versus therapy? 

In most cases, mental health issues can not rely on medication alone. Medication cannot teach skills. In some cases medication may not be necessary. When medication is warranted, many physicians and counseling professionals recommend a combination of medication management and counseling for the best results. Long-term solutions to mental health issues cannot be resolved solely by medication. 

How do I know what we talk about will be private? 

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team, but your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written informed consent.
State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.