FAQ

How do I know if I need therapy?
While counseling can be a useful life management tool for many reasons, in general, consider professional counseling when anxiety, grief or distress is interfering with your ability to cope or when you need insight into issues that affect your relationships with family, work, sex or spirituality. Therapy can be beneficial when you or your family is dealing with transition such as job loss, divorce or the loss of a family member. It can also help provide perspective when you wish you could feel more happiness and contentment.

How do I choose a counselor?
When finding a counselor, review the philosophy and approach of their practice as well as their individual areas of qualification and interest. It is important to seek a Licensed Professional Counselor who is trained to properly diagnose and provide therapy. Once you perceive a match, an initial consultation will be scheduled where you and the counselor will determine if your needs and expectations are well-suited to the style and expertise of the practitioner.

How long will treatment take?
That is entirely dependent on your needs. Many people feel “back on track” after a few sessions while others anticipate only a few visits, then find the process empowering and beneficial to their life and relationships and continue to invest in their mental health.

How do I know when my therapy is a success?
The purpose of therapy is to improve the way you manage life and relationships with yourself as well as your spouse, family, friends, co-workers and God. You will feel success as you attain these goals and find greater emotional and spiritual strength and stability. The best way to achieve success is to follow-through, approach your sessions openly and honestly, and complete your assignments.

Is therapy confidential?
Yes. We will keep your personal information in strict confidence. You have privacy rights under a federal law that protects your health information. In general, your health information cannot be given to your employer or used or shared for any purpose unless you give your permission by signing an authorization form. This authorization form must tell you who will get your information and what your information will be used for.

What will my therapy costs?
We do not publish costs, but they are comparable with other therapist in the area.  In many cases, we may be able to file forms with your insurance. We may be able to bill your insurance company. We accept many insurances. Please call our office to discuss payment options.