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  • How long does therapy last?
  • Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
  • Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
  • What happens in a counseling session?
  • How long is a typical counseling session?
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    Q:  How long does therapy last?
     
    A:  The length of therapy varies for each person. Not everyone seeks therapy for a long time, however. I also offer short-term therapy that is more solution-focused. Solution-focused therapy can help solve a particular problem or work through a specific crisis.
    Q:  Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems.
     
    A:  Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired.
    Q:  Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
     
    A:  Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
    • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
       
    • If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
    Q:  What happens in a counseling session?
     
    A:  Every session differs in that every client is unique, and therapy is tailored to the individual. During sessions, however, it is common to discuss the events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. In addition, it is my goal to help clients learn more about their unique strengths and qualities.
    Q:  How long is a typical counseling session?
     
    A:  A therapy hour is 50 minutes. Please let me know if you would like to explore the possibility of longer sessions.

     

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