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Common Questions

As a professional Counselor, asking the right questions is very important. Below you will find a compilation of the most common questions I’ve been asked about coaching and the services I provide. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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What is therapy and how does it work?

Therapy is a collaborative process where a trained professional provides support, guidance, and strategies to help individuals address personal challenges. It involves exploring thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to facilitate positive change and improve well-being.

What issues can therapy help with?

Therapy can assist with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, grief, life transitions, and self-esteem issues, among others.

How long does each therapy session last?

A typical therapy session lasts about 50 minutes. However, the duration can vary based on the therapy type and individual client needs.

How often should I attend therapy sessions?

This varies depending on your goals and needs. Some people benefit from weekly sessions, while others may need less frequent appointments. This can be discussed and tailored to your specific situation.

What can I expect in my first therapy session?

In the first session, you'll discuss your background, reasons for seeking therapy, and your goals. It's a time for you and your therapist to get to know each other and establish a comfortable rapport.

Is everything I say in therapy confidential?

Yes, with a few exceptions. Therapists are bound by confidentiality except in cases of a client threatening harm to themselves or others, in instances of child or elder abuse, or when required by law.

How do I know if I need therapy?

If you're feeling overwhelmed, struggling to cope with daily life, or experiencing persistent discomfort or distress, therapy can be beneficial. It’s also helpful for personal growth and self-understanding.

What is the difference between a therapist, a psychologist, and a psychiatrist?

Therapists offer talk therapy. Psychologists have advanced degrees in psychology, offering therapy and assessments. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication and also provide therapy.

How do I choose the right therapist for me?

Consider factors like their specialization, therapy approach, qualifications, and personality. It's important to feel comfortable and understood by your therapist.

What is the cost of therapy, and is it covered by insurance?

Costs vary. Many therapists offer a sliding scale fee. Some accept insurance, while others are private pay. Check with your insurance provider about coverage for mental health services.

What if I don’t feel comfortable with my therapist?

It's important to have a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with. Discuss any concerns with your therapist; if it doesn't improve, it's okay to look for another therapist.

Can I do therapy online or over the phone?

Yes, many therapists offer tele-therapy via video or phone, which has been shown to be as effective as in-person sessions for many individuals.

How do I measure progress in therapy?

Progress can be seen through changes in your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall well-being. It's often a gradual process, and discussing progress with your therapist can provide insights.

What are my responsibilities as a client in therapy?

As a client, being open, honest, and engaged in the process is crucial. Regularly attending sessions and applying learned strategies outside of therapy are also important.

Are there different types of therapy approaches?

Yes, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, and others. Different approaches work for different issues and individuals.

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