Frequently Asked Questions...
1. Is therapy right for me? Seeking therapy is an individual choice. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking personal responsibility, creating greater self-awareness and working towards improving their everyday functioning.
2. Do I really need therapy? Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, however, at times, one may realize they need extra help from a professional that can offer independent, unbiased and confidential assistance with issues you may not be able or willing to discuss with friends or family members.
3. How can therapy help me? Therapists offer support, problem-solving skills and enhanced coping strategies to deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress management, unresolved childhood issues, body image issues and more. Psychotherapy is a learning process that ultimately helps you attain better self-understanding, improved interpersonal skills and new ways to manage emotional pressures.
4. What is therapy like? Therapy is much more than just talking about your problems. Therapy sessions last approximatey 45 minutes and typcially occur weekly or biweekly. Sessions are designed to be goal directed to assist in solving specific issues or concerns. You may be asked to complete homework assignments and/or practice new behaviors between sessions. Psychotherapy is based on proven treatments that are effective and offer real positive change.
5. Is therapy confidential? In general, the law protects the confidentiality of communcation between a client and psychotherapist. There are some exceptions that will be explained by your
doctor during the initial intake session. HIPPA guidelines are followed with your PHI.