From childhood through late adulthood, there are certain times when we may need help addressing problems and issues that cause us emotional distress or make us feel overwhelmed. When you are experiencing these types of difficulties, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced, trained professional. Professional counselors offer the caring, expert assistance that we often need during these stressful times. A counselor can help you identify your problems and assist you in finding the best ways to cope with the situation by changing behaviors that contribute to the problem or by finding constructive ways to deal with a situation that is beyond your personal control.
Will therapy work for me? Research supports that therapy works for most clients.Many report relief from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and issues affecting the elderly amongst numerous other issues.Many also report seeking therapy as a means of personal growth and exploration.
How long are therapy sessions? Sessions are typically between 45 minutes and 50 minutes, but may be shorter or longer depending upon the treatment approach.
How confidential are the sessions? Information disclosed by patients is generally held as confidential except for disclosure required or permitted by law.
I tried therapy before and it didn't work, why should I try it again?
Sometimes the chemistry between the therapist and client or the therapeutic modality, just isn't a good fit. Just as you sometimes have to switch medication, you may need to switch therapists or treatment to achieve success.
Therapy works best when you are open to it and are actually willing to participate in your own healing.