I’ve been struggling for a long time. Is it too late for me?
It is never too late to heal! I have counseled clients between the ages of 11 and 85. Every person has their own innate ability to heal and grow. The more you invest in yourself, the higher your level of success will be.
What if I just have a few things to address and don’t want long-term counseling?
The length of treatment is based upon your needs. Many people only have one or two areas that they would like to address. You don’t have to be “mentally-ill” to benefit from counseling. In fact, I encourage people not to attach to any type of label, whether you have a diagnosable condition or not.
How long does it take?
Several factors are involved in length of treatment. First, the severity of your symptoms will affect the time you spend in counseling, meaning severe symptoms may take longer to resolve. Second, each type of treatment takes a different amount of time. Certain modalities, such as Brainspotting, may drastically reduces the amount of sessions needed. However, other people prefer talk-therapy and like to take sessions at a slower pace. It’s always up to you. Most importantly, your level of investment directly affects the amount of sessions therapy takes. Therapy requires a commitment on your part to regularly attend each session, and practice/apply what you learn between sessions.
Is counseling confidential?
Absolutely! My job is to protect your confidentiality by remaining HIPAA-compliant in our communication with each other, as well as your payments to me.
The following are the only exceptions to confidentiality:
- Reporting suspected child or elder abuse
- Reporting imminent danger to you or others
- Responding to court subpoena’s or insurance companies if requested
- Case consultation or supervision
- Defending claims brought by you against me (in which case, records are only released to my licensing board).
We will discuss these exceptions in greater detail at our intake session.