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  • FAQs

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    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’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

    It is wonderful to have friends and family to talk to. Sometimes it is helpful to talk with a licensed professional. Psychologists have been trained in evidenced based therapies to help you with your problems. The can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential.

    Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

    Medication can be helpful, but it isn’t always enough. Counseling is often needed in conjunction with medication for maximum benefits to be seen. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths so you may accomplish your personal goals.

    How long will it take?

    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. After a session or two, it is easier to have an idea of the recommended frequency and length of therapy.

    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 during and between sessions will be crucial to your success.