Does the thought of starting therapy scare you? Have you wondered what therapy is like and how it can assist you?
First off, I want to let you know that therapy and counseling are not as scary as you might imagine. In fact, the changes you can make in therapy can lead to you living a more powerful and exciting life.Hopefully I can answer come of your questions here but also feel free to call me so we can speak more the power of therapy in person.
What to Expect in Therapy
As a client you get to talk about what's going on with you. What's hurting in your life? How do you take the next step? You choose where we go and what we talk about. I, as your therapist, will guide you into looking a little deeper so you can get on with living life.
How Do We Get Started?
In the first few sessions I will get to learn about you to better understand your situation and how therapy can help you. It will also give you a chance to ask more questions of me. We will set goals together and explore what you are expecting out of therapy.
As therapy continues we will build a strong relationship where it feels safe to look at the tough stuff. We will look at how past events have influenced your current life, while uncovering strengths to get your life moving again.
Therapy offers a safe place for exploration and through a relationship of support, trust, and honesty, a means to finding contentment, happiness and fulfillment. Participating in therapy can open up new ways of seeing life’s challenges as well as building on the strengths necessary to meet those challenges in a healthy and beneficial manner.
In order to be effective, therapy should take place on a regular weekly basis with appointments that consist of a 50-minute session. Payment is expected at the start of each session by either check or cash. Missed appointments without 24 hours prior notice will be charged at full rate.
It is not the policy of this office to accept insurance. There are several reasons for this. When using your insurance most carriers require that you are given a mental disorder diagnosis to qualify for coverage. This diagnosis will become part of your medical record. There is no assurance that your provider will keep this information confidential. Information about current insurance use and diagnosis may have an effect on future insurance availability and use. Please consider this information when looking to use insurance for therapy.
In general, information disclosed within session is confidential and may not be revealed to anyone. The law provides for certain exceptions in which the therapist is legally required to disclose information from session: when there is reasonable suspicion of child abuse or elder or dependent adult abuse, or where the client threatens violence to an identifiable victim. The law also permits a therapist to break confidentiality when a client presents a danger of violence to others or is likely to harm him or herself unless protective measures are taken. Disclosure may also be required in certain legal proceedings.