How long does therapy take?
There is no “magic” number of counseling sessions. It depends on each individual, the circumstances and situations. Counseling is a process. Some may feel that 4 to 6 sessions provide the direction and ease of struggles that they need. For others, many more sessions are needed. Please feel free to discuss your questions and concerns with your counselor. Every effort will be made to work with you in your search for healing.
What about confidentiality?
Confidentiality is essential in a therapeutic setting. Material that is discussed will remain confidential between you and your counselor. However, according to state law, there are some areas where confidentiality may be broken. These areas include 1) if you sign a release stating that information may be shared with a designated party, 2) you express intent to harm yourself or someone else, 3) there is a reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect against a minor child, elderly person (65 years of age or older), or a dependent adult, or 4) a court order is received directing the disclosure of information. It is our policy to assert privileged communication on your behalf and the right to consult with you if at all possible, except in emergency, before mandated disclosure. In the event of marriage and family counseling, material obtained from an adult client individually may be shared with the client’s spouse or other family members only with the client’s written permission. Any material obtained from a minor client may be shared with the client’s parent or guardian.
How can I refer someone to you?
You can contact us here or by calling 361-814-4488.