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    How can therapy help me?

    There can be several different benefits that are possible when participating in therapy. Therapy can improve problem-solving skills, enhance coping skills to help manage challenges such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, anger management and unresolved trauma to name a few. Research supports that people with mental health challenges that do not get assistance are in higher risk of suffering from: difficult with managing work or school, experience difficulty in relationships, increased risk of health issues, hospitalizations and suicide. I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the impact of the problems you are facing. A healthier you equal a healthier life!

    Do you prescribe medication?

    As a licensed professional counselor, I do not prescribed medications. In some cases, the need for psychotropic medication and therapy is the right course of action. If the need for medications is present, you will be referred to a Psychiatrics, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or medical doctor for an evaluation.

    Is therapy confidential?

    The law protects communication between a client and therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written consent from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

    If a therapist believes that you are in imminent danger of hurting yourself or someone else, the proper authorities will be notified.

    Suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the proper authorities immediately.

    If your files are subpoenaed by the court.

    Does talking to a therapist mean that something is wrong with me?

    This is a typical question that unfortunately keeps people for seeking the assistance they need. The simple answer is NO! Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficult times, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out support when needed. Seeking therapy means that you have enough self-awareness that additional help is needed. It’s admirable that you are taking responsibility by accepting where you are at in life and making a commitment to change your situation by seeking therapy.

    How long will it take for treatment to work?

    The duration of therapy depends on the severity and nature of the individuals problem. Acute difficulties usually require fewer sessions than someone needing assistance with processing trauma. Therefore, the length of treatment will vary from one individual to another.

    How often will I meet with my therapist?

    In my experience, having weekly sessions have been the most effective frequency in order to get the best results from therapy. Starting off with sessions that are less frequent could mean slower progress or/and leave room for backtracking in between sessions. With time, session can take place bi-weekly depending on your needs.

    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 will be crucial to your success.