Frequently Asked Questions
How can therapy help me?
Therapy can present a number of benefits and they depend on each individual. Many people find that counselors can be an asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can help provide a new outlook on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of different solutions. The benefits of therapy depend on the individual and their work in therapy as well as outside of therapy. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Developing a better understanding of yourself and what makes you uniquely you
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Learning new ways to cope with "negative" emotions and behaviors
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Discovering new ways to solve problems and communicate in relationships
Improving self-esteem and self-confidence
Do I really need therapy?
Everyone can benefit from therapy because it is easier to carry a load between multiple instead of one individual. Also, therapy doesn't have to be a reactive response. Therapy can be used as a proactive action and a form of maintenance for different life situations. You are taking a big step for acknowledging that you can use the help from a professional.
How do I decide if my therapist is the right fit?
During the initial consultation do you feel like the therapist is genuine and kind? The therapeutic relationship between the clinician and individual is one of the most important pieces to a successful therapeutic relationship.
Does the therapist have expertise working with issues like yours? Therapist have specializations that they are proficient in and you should find someone proficient in working with people who have similar issues.
Do you feel like your therapist allows you the space to be genuinely who you are? The therapist should provide a safe space for you to discuss anything you need. The clinician should be neutral enough to keep any persona bias outside of the therapeutic relationship.
What is therapy like?
Therapy is different for each individual because everyone comes into therapy for different reasons. Therapy will be based off each individual and their lived life experiences such as culture, worldview, and personal opinions will all be used to help create a individualized experience. Therapy treats and works through a plethora of issues. Some people attend therapy weekly to work through current pressing situations whereas others attend monthly for maintenance. The therapist will work with the individual at the beginning of therapy to create a treatment plan to set goals and milestones to reach throughout the therapeutic experience.
How do I set up an appointment ?
There are several ways to schedule an appointment, so you can choose the option that’s easiest for you. You can call or text at 318.657.0539. I do my best to answer phone calls, but if you get my voicemail that means I’m either in session or simply away from the phone. Please feel free to leave a message on my confidential voicemail, and I will return your call as soon as possible.
You can also send an email to email@example.com. If there are any questions please don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way possible.