Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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. Lastly, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.”

How long are the sessions? How long does therapy take?

Initial sessions are 60 minutes and follow-up sessions are 45 minutes unless otherwise discussed with the therapist.
Therapy is based on individual needs. Some therapy is short-term and other therapy lasts longer. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy 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 therapy in the first place.

What to expect out of therapy?

Initial sessions are about rapport building. The development of a genuine and authentic relationship in therapy is important to promote safe self-exploration and self-discovery. It is important for all clients to feel comfortable with their therapist. My overall goal is to equip each client with the skills needed to manage all the stressors that they might experience in their daily lives. Sessions are focused on discussing concerns in your life and relevant events in the last week.

What can I gain from working with a therapist?
  • Finding more effective ways to cope with stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your personal goals and values
  • Better managing of emotional pressures
  • Improving communications skills – learn how to really “hear” others, and have others listen to you
  • Getting “unstuck” from unhealthy patterns
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
How long are the sessions?

Initial sessions are 60 minutes and follow-up sessions are 45 minutes unless otherwise discussed with the therapist.

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