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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What exactly does the counseling process look like?
Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Together, we identify the challenges that are in your life and create solutions to help move your life in a more positive and beneficial direction.
2. How do I know when it is time to get support?
- Your Baseline Behavior or Feelings Have Changed
- You’re Experiencing Increased Irritability in Your Relationships\
- Depression or Anxiety Is Interfering With Your Quality of Life
- You Feel Stuck or Have a Lack of Motivation
- You’re Feeling Lost After a Big Life Change
- You’re Experiencing Ongoing Weariness
- You Think You Should!
3. How Long Does Therapy Last?
Length of therapy can vary depending on your specific needs and circumstances. Some people come to therapy with a specific issue or concern, and brief solution-focused therapy may be the right fit. Often, that can last six to eight sessions. Some people come to therapy to explore issues that seem to run a little deeper. They might engage in therapy for several months or even years.
4. What Can I Expect from My First Session?
In the first session, there is an open dialogue of exploration to identify symptoms you have been experiencing, how long these symptoms have impacted your life, in what areas are these symptoms impacting and identify the steps to alleviate the stress of these symptoms.
5. Is Reflective Work in Between Sessions Encouraged?
Reflective Work also known as “homework” can be given in between sessions for further exploration, tracking data or to give you time to practice skills to determine their effectiveness in your everyday life. Therapy is an avenue to exploration and the development of new tools and skills that are encouraged to be practiced in between sessions for great gains to be made.