I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. Our therapists will work with you to help identify your strengths. We will use your strengths, along with research-driven therapeutic interventions, to help solve the problems you are facing in your life.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Psychotherapists have unique professional training, knowledge, and skillsets. They can offer interventions and insight that family or friends cannot offer. Psychotherapists can also help you approach your situation in a new way. They can teach you new skills, help you gain new perspectives, and listen to you without judgment or expectations. Talking to a trained psychotherapist is also completely confidential. There is little risk with speaking to a licensed psychotherapist.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective, but research indicates that clients benefit when they also pursue psychotherapy. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on the strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Therapy sessions are uniquely tailored to your personal goals, characteristics, and symptoms. We will work with you to find an approach that works for you. We offer both online counseling and in-person therapy.
How long will it take?
Therapy is a process that looks different for everyone. Sometimes, issues can be resolved quickly, and other times, clients need a little bit more support. We will work with you to make sure your therapy sessions are productive and that you achieve your goals.
Is online counseling as good as in-person therapy?
Research indicates that online counseling can be just as productive as in-person therapy. Online counseling is also extremely convenient and accessible no matter where you are.