Frequently Asked Questions
Why do people seek therapy?
People come into therapy for many reasons. Some want guidance, some need help with dealing with unexpected changes in their lives and others seek self-exploration and personal growth. We do understand that many people have a negative connotation of counseling, and we also understand that each of our clients are at various stages of acceptance and motivation for change. Most importantly we believe that our clients want to resolve their problems so they can enjoy the life they want. When you are overwhelmed by guilt, doubt, anxiety, or despair, counseling can help. Our trained counselors can provide support, insight, and problem-solving skills.
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Do you have a walk-in service?
Counseling services are by appointment only. We do our best to schedule appointments times that are convenient for both counselor and clients. To schedule an appointment call our office at 296-7296 and our receptionist will schedule your appointment.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance at this time. We understand help comes with a cost, and we hope to make our services available to those who need it. We are happy to provide our clients with the necessary documentation to submit claims to their insurance company. Before beginning services, your counselor will explain our fee schedule and payment methods.
What can I expect in a counseling session?
During sessions you are expected to talk and listen. A session normally last 50 minutes, and sessions are normally scheduled weekly for approximately eight to ten weeks. During the time between sessions it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a
relevant book or keeping records.
Is counseling confidential?
Confidentiality is an important aspect of counseling and our practice. Our clients can expect their records and the content of their sessions to be kept private and confidential. In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and their counselor. Prior to beginning services, your counselor will provide you documentation on our confidentiality polices, including exceptions.