I’m New to Therapy: Why Does My Therapist Want to See Me Every Week?

Your therapist really wants you to get better. Seeing you regularly is part of how they help. When considering how often you’ll go, keep these things in mind. You are getting to know each other. How long do you want that process to take? If you are just starting with a new therapist, getting toContinue reading “I’m New to Therapy: Why Does My Therapist Want to See Me Every Week?”

Thanksgiving Special 2019: Can I Be Thankful When I’ve Been Through So Much?

My clients are, for the most part, people who have gone through something traumatic in their lives. By that, I mean things that are unexpected, scary, and sometimes life-threatening. The most common types of trauma impact combat veterans and survivors of crime (including child abuse). But I’ve seen that the effects of trauma (lingering sadness,Continue reading “Thanksgiving Special 2019: Can I Be Thankful When I’ve Been Through So Much?”

I’m New to Therapy: How do I pay for it?

The most efficient way to get an answer to this question is to ask the therapist you’re interested in directly. We are used to explaining our fees and the options for paying for them. Here are the most common ways that people pay for their counseling. Pay Out of Pocket.  The simplest manner of coveringContinue reading “I’m New to Therapy: How do I pay for it?”

I’m New to Therapy: Do I Need to Go to Therapy?

This is one of the questions I get most frequently from family, friends, or people I meet in public. My answer is always “yes!” It’s not because I see anything particular in need of fixing; it’s because I truly think everyone could benefit from sitting down with a trained listener and getting things off ofContinue reading “I’m New to Therapy: Do I Need to Go to Therapy?”

I’m New to Therapy: How Do I Find A Therapist?

Finding lots of therapists is not complicated. Google “therapist [zipcode]” and we all pop up. Finding the right therapist can be challenging if you’ve never done it before. Here are some tried and true strategies to finding your therapist.  Find out what’s important to you Do you need someone that understands your culture (including militaryContinue reading “I’m New to Therapy: How Do I Find A Therapist?”