Why Therapy? Why Now?
Whether or not this is your first time seeking counseling or you’ve been in therapy before issues and challenges present themselves over a lifetime. Sometimes we’re able to manage them on our own, other times we are seeking answers we seem unable to find and look for another perspective.
How long will it take for things to change?
There is no right or wrong answer here. Issues and challenges are unique to each client. Sometimes when we first begin to look at a problem and make changes the problem may even seem to get worse before getting better. The more entrenched problems are the harder it is to make change.
What if I don’t like my therapist or if I disagree with their approach?
We believe that counseling and therapy is a intimate and personal relationship, therefore we seek to establish a warm, caring, trusting relationship with all our clients. However, it is important that you find a therapist that is comfortable for you. We are open to and seek feedback from all our clients on a regular and consistent basis. Clients should never be reluctant to ask for what they need. If we are unable to accommodate your needs we will offer referrals to other therapists.
If it’s my child or my children who are struggling why do I have to participate?
Families are capable of resolving conflict and when they are stuck sometimes a therapist can help. Therefore, it is important for children to be in the room with the adults in their lives.
What do I do if I can’t get my child to come to counseling?
Parents or significant adults who are unable to convince their children to participate are encouraged to begin the therapy process without them.