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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. How do I know if I need therapy?

    Everyone needs help now and then. Therapy can be helpful for you if you have been feeling unmotivated, overwhelmed, angry, or hopeless. If friends, family, or co-workers are saying that you seem “off” or different, therapy can help you get back to yourself. If you

    In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

    What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

    The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

    Do you prescribe medication?

    We do not prescribe medication. Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals. If medication management is a part of your treatment we are able to coordinate care with your prescriber to ensure your providers are best supporting your needs.

    How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

    Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

    How long will it take?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

    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.

    What is a Good Faith Estimate?

    A Good Faith Estimate is a document that contains the expected charges for the service(s) you are receiving and paying for out-of-pocket. Healthcare providers are required by the No Surprises Act to provide clients with a Good Faith Estimate to prevent clients from being stuck with an unexpected bill. We will provide a Good Faith Estimate before beginning services.

    Learn more about Good Faith Estimates.