Frequently Asked Questions
How long does therapy last?
Therapy is different for everyone, it can last for as long as you would like. Some individuals find that after a few months they have accomplished their goals, for others therapy is an extended process. I always say that therapy is a marathon not a sprint. The more time you spend in therapy the more we can work together to help you on your path of growth and development.
What is the purpose of the phone screening?
The phone screening helps determine if the therapist is a good fit for the client. It also allows the client to express the reasons they are looking to start therapy and if the counselor is able to meet the needs of the client. It is important that as a client you feel comfortable with your therapist and that your therapist will be able to address your needs.
What can I expect from therapy?
The first session is an initial consultation where assessment is conducted. The assessment will help identify specific needs and therapy goals that will be addressed in future sessions, and explore the reasons that you came to therapy. Throughout sessions we will explore your current struggles, past struggles that are impacting you currently. The more you invest in therapy the more you will receive from therapy as a client. As a therapist I will help guide you as to where to invest your focus to help achieve the desired outcome. It's also important to note that in therapy we also engage in deep exploration of your past, present and current view for the future, and this may bring up difficult and complex emotions. You will not always feel better after every therapy session, but the objective is to help you feel better overall in the long term.
I am seeking services from my child/teenager. How can you help with that?
There are a variety of things that can be utilized to help adolescents work through this confusing and overwhelming time in life. In some cases, traditional "talk therapy" is helpful but in other cases a more integrative approach or creative arts approach may be helpful. Part of counseling for minors does include some parent and/or family sessions, so that parents are aware of any pertinent matters that may come up in counseling.
If my child/teenager is receiving therapy will I be required to participate?
Parents are asked to participate in some sessions, when is it is necessary. Private sessions for parents are conducted also. This helps streamline the counseling process, and reinforce counseling teachings at home where the therapist cannot be present.
How are you different from other therapists?
At Simple Therapy we are eclectic, and thereby utilize whatever approach is best for the client. For some clients a more psychodynamic approach may be beneficial, while for others utilizing techniques such as CBT Or DBT may be more effective. Whatever approach works best for the client is the approach we will use. Therapist and clients collaborate together to identify the which goals should be prioritized and develop stronger coping skills to overcome obstacles.
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