What happens during therapy?
Therapy may be different depending on the goals for therapy and the needs of the person. Typically speaking, we will discuss the things that are currently happening in your life, things that happened in the past that are relevant to your issue, and review the gains we’ve had from the previous session. Ultimately, I want to help you bring what you’ve discovered or learnt during therapy back into your daily life.
Do I need therapy?
Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. While you may have been able to cope with the challenges you’ve encountered, it’s always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. In fact, when you realize you need a helping hand, you’re taking responsibility admirably by facing the challenges you encounter in life. Therapy will give you long - term benefits and the tools you need to overcome whatever difficulties you encounter.
Will our conversations remain confidential?
Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What you discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else. By law, your therapist can’t release this information without your written consent, except in the following situations:
-The therapist suspects there is past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults or elders.
-The therapist suspects the client is in danger of harming themselves or has threated to harm another person.
How can therapy help me?
There are many benefits in participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support and help you find relief for issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and relationship problems. Counseling is extremely valuable in managing personal growth, relationships, and the many challenges faced in daily life. By applying therapy techniques, therapists can provide different perspectives on complicated problems or even guide you to a solution.
Medication v. Therapy
Medication cannot solve your mental and emotional problems alone. Therapy is needed in order to address the source of your distress and behavior patterns. Check with your medical doctor and see what’s the best treatment for you.
Can I contact you outside of normal business hours? What if there is an emergency?
We are available 24 hours a day for emergency through our answering service and by pager. However, please speak with your provider regarding their personal policies and preferences regarding direct availability and scheduling. Appointments are available as soon as all necessary intake procedures are completed. Please note that there may be a waiting list.
DISCLAIMER: In case of any emergency, please dial 911 and/or go to the nearest emergency room.***
What if I know someone in a crisis?
If you are thinking about harming yourself, or know someone who is, tell someone who can help immediately.
1. Call your doctor.
2. Call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.
3. Ask a friend or family member for assistance.
4. Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255); TTY: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889) to talk to a trained counselor.
5. Make sure you or the suicidal person is not left alone.
How can I get my prescription refilled?
Please email your prescriber directly. All prescription refill requests are handled within 72 hours except on weekends.
For stimulants and controlled substances:
These cannot be called in or faxed. Please email your prescriber directly. All prescription refill requests are handled within 72 hours except on weekends.