If you’re considering therapy for you or someone you love, then chances are, you’ve got questions! Here are some of the most common ones. I hope they help clarify some of the “unknowns” that might otherwise hold you back from getting the help you need.
1. How do I know when my problem is “bad enough” to need counseling?
You don’t have to wait to come to counseling until you’re in a crisis or until the going gets really tough (though many choose to do so!). If your problems are distressing you or those around you or getting in the way of your overall health and well-being, it can only help you to bring those concerns to a counselor who can help you sort through those issues and help you start feeling better.
2. What should I expect for the first session?
When you arrive, please have a seat in our waiting room and make yourself at home (don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of up-to-date magazines and other literature to keep you occupied!). At your appointment time, I’ll come out to greet you, walk you back to my office, and maybe even grab you a cup of coffee or tea along the way, if you’d like. During the session, you’ll get a chance to share about what’s going on and why you’re seeking help at this time. If all goes well, we’ll decide how often we should meet and what issues we’ll work on together.
3. How do I get started?
The next step is simply to schedule an appointment, which you may do by either calling me at 281-785-2273 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to talking with you!