Why counseling or therapy when I have friends and family to talk to?
It is great that you may find support in your friends and family members, however, in therapy the focus is solely on you and your journey to find clarity or even break the generational cycles.
Does counseling work?
Many people find counseling beneficial and helpful in gaining clarity, meeting goals, processing underlying trauma experiences, and gaining insight. However, there is not a magic wand or cure. Counseling requires a commitment to the process.
Are counselors or therapist trained?
Yes, a minimum of a Master’s Degree, plus thousands of hours of clinical supervision, passing the National Counseling Exam, and other exams required by the state. Counselors and therapists are required to maintain Continuing Education Units (CEUs). In addition, many counselors or therapists hold certifications in specialized areas.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions range from 45min-50min.
How often will we meet?
You will meet weekly. Your sessions will reduce when you have reached most of your goals.
How long will I need to go to therapy?
The duration of your treatment depends on the goals that you established and your commitment to the therapy process.
Are the sessions confidential?
All sessions are confidential except for your therapist being subpoenaed by the court or statements of danger to a minor, elder or yourself.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We also accept CareFirst BlueChoice, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Optum-United Healthcare and Medicaid insurance.
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