Isn’t counseling or therapy just for “crazy” people?
Absolutely not! Most of us could use some help at some point in our lives, learning how to manage typical life struggles such as relationship conflicts, parenting, grief and loss, self esteem/worth issues, and life decisions. Therapy can also be very beneficial if you have had any negative or traumatic experiences that you can’t seem to get past.
How does counseling work? What do I have to do in sessions?
You will come in for an initial intake session that will last between 60-90 minutes. You will have already filled out our intake paperwork, giving your therapist basic information about you and the reasons you are seeking counseling. Your therapist will get to know you by asking questions about your life, concerns and goals. Your therapist will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that best fits your needs. You will decide how frequently you’d like to attend sessions (weekly or twice per month is typical). Ongoing sessions usually last 55 minutes. Your therapist may utilize different approaches or interventions depending on your particular struggles and goals. Your therapist will work to build a trusting relationship with you so that you can be open and honest in the course of therapy. All you really have to do is show up and be willing to work toward making changes that will benefit you!
How long will I have to be in therapy?
This is difficult to predict, because therapy is specific to your particular situation. You can discuss this with your therapist in the intake session.
I see you are a Christian agency. Do I have to participate in Christian Counseling?
Although our mission and values reflect our Christian faith, you will determine whether or not you would like to incorporate Christian principles into your counseling. We respect and welcome different belief systems.
You have a lot of therapists! How do I know who I will be meeting with? Can I request a specific therapist?
Of course you can request to see whomever you would like. In the event that a particular therapist does not have an immediate opening, you will be given the choice to be placed on a waiting list for that therapist or schedule with one of our other clinicians. Our office staff can also assist you in determining which therapist would be a good fit for you based on your particular situation. Check out our team page to learn more about each clinician.