I'm not sure that I qualify for counseling, do I have to have a diagnosis or severe symptoms to receive or benefit from counseling services?
Absolutely not! This is a very common misconception about counseling and mental health, in general. We all have our own “stuff” we are dealing with and no matter what it is we’re going through, I believe we could all benefit from a deeper dive into our own self-discovery with the support of a professional in a non-judgmental atmosphere. We could also take a look to determine if coaching may be a good fit.
If I don’t have any of the issues listed as specialties you work with, can I still work with you?
In order to give each client the best care possible, we always want to make sure that we are working within our scope of practice, however, with that being said, we would love to talk with you to discuss your personal struggles further to see if we could be a good fit. If not, we can provide referrals to specialists we am familiar with.
What ages do you work with?
We specialize in working with adolescents (13 and up), emerging adults (18-26) and adults (26-55)
How frequently do you meet with clients?
Typically, we initially meet with clients on a weekly basis to establish and build upon our relationship and to ensure that you can make progress on your goals for treatment. In terms of length of treatment, this often varies depending on a number of factors such as presenting issues, intensity of symptoms, diagnosis, resources available and is specific to each individual’s journey.
What kind of treatments and techniques do you use?
We use a variety of techniques from treatments including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution focused therapies, experiential therapies and motivational interviewing (MI). Additionally, we help clients to practice mindfulness and self-compassion.
If you have any other questions or comments, we would love to hear from you!