Therapy is an opportunity to discuss/talk about issues that are important to the individual while having a trained objective person (Therapist) help work through not only the current situation but in dealing with similar situations in the future. Therapy can be about one specific problem, or it can be about multiple.
People see a therapist for a wide range of reasons including but not limited to stress management to a specific diagnosis. Sometimes an event occurs that causes an individual to seek out help, while others, may attend therapy because it provides a trained objective person to help them work through some issues they may have been struggling with for years.
Benefits of therapy depend on your commitment and level of readiness. Some benefits can include, boosting self-confidence or improving self-esteem, improving communication skills, learning/finding new coping skills, attaining a better understanding of yourself, changing old patterns and developing new ones, or managing your emotional feeling such as sadness, anger, or other highly charged emotions you may be feeling.
Therapy sessions are typically 45-50 minutes, while groups run longer per session. Clients typically meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on the client’s needs. The length of time while in therapy will depend on the individual client’s circumstances. The therapist and client will determine that together.
First session/initial intakeLeslie Wilson2023-01-04T02:07:17+00:00
The initial session will be an initial assessment to discuss the client’s history and needs for treatment. During this first session, the client will have the opportunity to see how therapy will work, review telehealth/office policies, privacy, and confidentiality, as well as determine whether or not they are comfortable with the therapist.
The therapist will provide the client with referrals of specialists or trusted colleagues if they feel someone else might better be able to work with the client.
Confidentiality in therapy sessionsLeslie Wilson2023-01-04T02:06:51+00:00
To respect the privacy of clients and to maintain their personal and financial information as confidential. All records dealing with specific clients must be treated as confidential. General information, policy statements, or statistical material that is not identified with any individual or family is not classified as confidential. Staff members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information relating to other staff members and volunteers, in addition to clients.