Frequently Asked Questions About Counseling
How do I know counseling is right for me?
Counseling is best suited for individuals and couples who are looking to feel better and improve their quality of life.
What will our first session look like?
Our first meeting will focus on your needs; what brought you in to counseling. You will have time to tell me about your current concerns and the changes you would like to see. We will work together to determine goals for future sessions.
How long does a typical session last?
This will depend on your personal needs and preferences. I offer both 50 and 80-minute sessions on a weekly basis, or more often if needed.
I am unsure if counseling will help me with my particular issue.
How do I decide?
Counseling is beneficial for people who feel stuck, uncertain, unhappy, frustrated, lost, confused, concerned, worried, pressured, or overwhelmed. If you feel unsure about entering counseling, please call me to discuss your specific situation, I do offer a complimentary 15 minute call. In my experience counseling does help most people get through difficult or transitionary periods in their life.
Do you offer individual counseling?
Yes, I do offer counseling services to individual adults who are looking to find happiness in their personal or romantic life. I also work with individuals who feel worried, stressed, sad, are grieving a loss, or need help making a change. Individual counseling can greatly improve the quality of your life and assist you in reaching personal, professional, and relationship goals.
Can couples counseling really help my marriage?
Yes. Couples counseling has been found to improve the quality of a relationship and increase marital/relationship satisfaction. Counseling will help you explore and strengthen your connection, identify and manage major stressors, shift unhealthy patterns, and create your “married/relationship identity” (joint goals, hopes, and dreams for your future).
What if my spouse isn’t willing to come in?
Although couples counseling is most effective when both partners participate, individual counseling can also impact the quality of your marriage. When one person in a relationship begins to change or react differently, it causes the other person to also begin to change. Whether you come in as a couple or individually, counseling will positively impact your new marriage.
How long will I/we need to be in counseling?
This can vary from person to person or couple to couple depending on your goals. Some choose to come in for a few sessions to work on small goals or to prepare for an upcoming life transition, such as marriage, a new job, or becoming a parent. Others come in to work on deeper issues that may take longer to address.
I would like to meet with you to discuss my needs further. What is the next step?
Please contact me to set up your first session.