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Counseling and Therapy Information

Below you will find some of the commonly asked questions that we receive regarding counseling and therapy. If you have a question that isn't listed below, please feel free to email us.

Q: What is treatment planning?

A: Once the intake assessment is completed, your therapist will work with you to develop your treatment plan, which is an outline of the concerns and issues that are a priority for you.

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Q: How do child/adolescent services differ from adult therapy?

A: Children and adolescents are not merely “little adults” and therefore need to have their treatment tailored to meet their needs.

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Q: How long will I need counseling?

A: The length of time needed for counseling is different for everyone, but can be related to the number and types of concerns addressed, the level of motivation for change, and the complexity of the treatment goals.

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Q: What should I expect at my first session?

A: New clients are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their first appointment in order to complete the required registration forms.

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Q: How does psychotherapy or counseling help?

A: Clinical studies have overwhelmingly demonstrated that psychotherapy is effective in promoting positive benefits in those of all ages including improving a persons’ overall emotional health and interpersonal relationships, and helping a person to make positive changes in their behavior.

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Q: What does it mean to have a mental illness?

A: Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning.

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Friday Skills Group

This group is a social skills group that allows members to develop and maintain positive relationships with people who struggle with relating to others.

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