FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated many difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. Having enough self-awareness to realize when you need a helping hand is to be admired.
There are many reasons why people choose to have therapy. Sometimes they want to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it’s in response to unexpected life changes, such as a divorce or work transitions. Many seek the advice and counsel as they pursue personal exploration and growth. Seeking therapy is an individual choice.
Every therapy session is unique and caters to the individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss your primary issues and concerns during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts 50 minutes. (Group Sessions are 2 hours)
Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on difficult problems or point you in the direction of a solution. Many people also find that counselors can be tremendously helpful in managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life.
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule:
- Suspected child or dependent adult or elder abuse.
- The client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person.
- The client intends to harm himself or herself.