Are you anxious? Does it seem like you’re stuck? Feeling down? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. We know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months if not years, but we’re so glad you have taken the courageous step of being here. Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. We understand no two individuals are the same, and we tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Therapy will help you explore and identify your strengths and then use them to help solve the problems you are facing. Going to therapy is a sign of strength and not weakness.
What’s the difference between talking to a therapist or talking to my best friend or family?
Friends and family are a vital part of our lives and they can support us in many ways. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– he or she will listen to you without judgment, help you listen to yourself, suggest different perspectives, and teach you new skills. Sometimes we need the outside perspective that our friends and family members cannot provide.
Finally, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.”
What about medication?
Medication can be effective, but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Working with a therapist, you will explore the current challenges while also building on your strengths so you can accomplish your goals. While our Center does not currently have a contracted psychiatrist already in place, since talk therapy is our main treatment type, if medications are needed, the therapist can help suggest next steps.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them. The average is 3-5 sessions although some people have been in therapy for years. The length of time needed depends on a few factors:, your commitment and desire for personal development, and the factors that drove you to seek counseling in the first place. Each client’s journey is different and your therapist help you determine frequency and length. The Counseling Center’s mission is to make mental health accessible so please do not let financial concerns be a barrier.