What to expect from therapy?
At Reserved For You it is my goal to make every experience unique. Every therapy session caters to the individual and their specific goals. During therapy sessions I want to engage you and focus on your personal growth. Therapy is not a one size fits all experience. I will begin by addressing your primary reason for beginning treatment. Therapy can be short-term focusing on a specific issue or longer term focusing on more complex issues. There will be times that therapy may be challenging and times that it may feel rewarding, but in totality it is all designed to help you take steps towards being whole again and developing all the skills and tools that you will need to cope and thrive.
Are your hours flexible?
I understand that managing work life balance is challenging for most families. It is my goal to provide a flexible schedule. Please contact me for a flexible schedule as I am able to accommodate most clients’ needs. I know that life is demanding and want to help be a solution.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.