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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Therapy right for me/us?

Yes! At one point or another in our lives, we can all use someone to talk to who can remain neutral. Therapy can benefit anyone who wants to improve the quality of their life. It does take courage, commitment and vulnerability for therapy to be the most successful. 

How long will a therapy session last? And how often will we meet?

Sessions vary, but are typically 50 minutes in length. They may be a little longer or shorter, depending on age and topic of discussion. 

Sessions will typically occur every week or every other week, depending on client age and presenting problem. Session frequency may be increased or decreased at any time based on clinical need. 

How long will treatment last?

Length of treatment varies based on age, presenting problem(s) and treatment goals. Brief treatment can be as short as 6 sessions and long-term can last for several years. We will collaborate with you to determine the best course of treatment. 


What should I expect at our first few sessions?

Your first session will be the intake (Mental Health Assessment, admission assessment) where we talk about history, symptoms and presenting problem. Then, you and your therapist will get to know one another to begin developing a working relationship in order to plan goals for your treatment and learn more about the therapy process. 

What if my therapist is not the right fit for me?

If do you do not feel like your therapist is a good fit for you, please let the therapist know. We want your treatment to be effective for you. Without a good connection with your therapist, it will be very challenging to achieve your goals. Your therapist will understand and will not be upset or have hurt feelings by this. If you let them know, they can help provide additional referrals for you to find a provider who is a good fit. 


What if I need to cancel my appointment?

We understand that life is busy and things come up or illness strikes. We ask that you provide us with at least a 24- hour notice of your cancellation so that your spot can be offered to another client. Failure to cancel with advanced notice will result in a fee. You can call our office or log in to your client portal in order to cancel and reschedule. 


What if I am running late for my appointment?

Your appointment time is reserved for you. We ask that you let us know if you are running late, as a courtesy to the therapist. If you are going to be more than 20 minutes late, we ask that you reschedule your appointment. 


What if I cannot come to your office for session?

We know how fast-paced and busy life can get, and we want to support you in receiving mental health care without adding more stress. If you’re across town or are unable to drive to our office, we offer telehealth sessions (i.e. video therapy). 


Do you prescribe medication?

No. We do not currently have a prescriber on staff. However, you can talk to your primary care physician or we can provide you with some referrals. 

Do you provide psychological testing?

No. As a licensed counselor, we are unable to provide psychological testing. However, we can provide you with some referrals to psychologists in the area. 


When will you return to in-person sessions? 

We provide mostly in-person services! However, we do continue to offer telehealth services for your convenience. 

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy? 

EMDR is a mode of therapy that addresses Trauma as well as other disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain. Check out this LINK for more detailed information.

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