Is therapy right for me?
therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to
therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or
problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to
unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce or work transition. Many
seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration
and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new
strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many
types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress
management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right
for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking
responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in
What can I expect in a therapy session?
session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals.
During therapy sessions it is standard to talk about the primary issues and
concerns in your life. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions,
where each session lasts 50 minutes. Sometimes individuals who are going
through a particularly difficult challenge may request more time per session or
more than one session per week. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a
specific issue or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing
personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions
outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping
records to track certain behaviors. Between sessions it is important to process
what has been discussed and integrate it into your life. For therapy to be most
effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the
What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?
can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and can help
create solutions to difficult problems. Many people find that working with a
therapist can enhance personal development, improve relationships and family
dynamics, and can ease the challenges of daily life. Sometimes, just having
someone there to listen is helpful. Overall, people in therapy tend to have
lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of
Do you accept insurance? How does
insurance work? To determine if you have mental health coverage, check with your insurance carrier regarding the terms of your coverage.
Is therapy confidential? In
general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a
client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written
permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions
include: Child Abuse, Tarasoff, Elder Abuse, and Dependent Adult Abuse.