An “associate” is a provisionally licensed therapist who has completed a master’s level program and in the process of completing their remaining clinical hours that apply to full licensure. In the course of their graduate study, they successfully completed a full practicum and clinical internship. Associates work under clinical supervision until completing their remaining clinical hours.
I feel very nervous about talking to a professional. I usually just deal with things on my own. Am I weak for seeking counseling?
I feel very nervous about talking to a professional. I usually just deal with things on my own. Am I weak for seeking counseling? No, seeking counseling does not make you weak, however, it is 100% normal to feel hesitant about making that initial call to start therapy.
Talking to a therapist has significant benefits. There can be great comfort found in talking to someone you already know, however, therapists have the professional training to work with various problems from an array of perspectives.
When considering medication or therapy, it is important to recognize that, while medication treats various mental health symptoms, it is not designed to explore and treat foundational issues; therapy is.
This is how therapy will work. Sessions are timed at 50 minutes. In the first session, your therapist will conduct an intake to better understand your presenting problems in greater detail and to ask other health and background questions.
We believe that the true work of therapy takes place from the time you leave our office to the time you return. This means that most of the work you will do will translate to various aspects of your personal life. Your discipline is crucial to meeting the goals you have.
I am having relationship problems. Should I be in individual counseling, or should I and my partner come to couples counseling?
If you are having relationship problems and your partner is agreeable to participating in sessions, couple therapy may be a suitable option. In the first session, your therapist will conduct an intake to gather relevant information that will help inform your goals. Sometimes, individual therapy is a more appropriate treatment for certain relationship problems. Your therapist will provide recommendations if couple therapy is determined to be an inappropriate fit to address those concerns.