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ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment
Our offices are conveniently located and free parking is available directly in front of our one-story building. As you enter you will be comforted by our relaxing decor and welcoming staff. It also important to consider goals in therapy. For some people, it’s to “feel better” or “feel differently.” If you’re saying this, I encourage you to try and get a bit more specific. Does this mean “stop going on dates with the wrong people,” “panic less about flying cross-country,” "develop grounding techniques for anxiety," “Worry less about making the right choices,” or “stop berating myself anytime I have dessert?”
Whatever your goals are: communicate them to your therapist! It can be easy to fall into a routine once you feel comfortable with a therapist, but make sure that routine is one that you want to have with your therapist and feels different from a routine you may have with a friend, parent, or partner. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you find you’re not focusing on what you want to be during the session.
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What is counseling?
Counseling provides an opportunity to understand and resolve the underlying issues that cause problematic behaviors. It will allow you to discuss your problems with a non-judgmental, objective listener who can assist in viewing your struggles differently and developing creative solutions. Although a counselor will not be able to solve your problems, they will be there to help and guide you through the process. During the first couple of sessions, your therapist will obtain information about the various areas of your life in order to determine the best course of treatment. Your counselor will be knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues and able to provide services to meet your needs.
How do I know if counseling is for me?
You may wonder whether it would be appropriate to talk about your concerns with a counselor. Perhaps others who know you well have suggested the counseling center, or you have thought to yourself that talking, attending a workshop or using an online resource related to emotional health might be helpful. Specific indicators that counseling services might be beneficial include:
emotional difficulties such as sadness, anxiety, anger, etc.
declining academic performance
a recent traumatic event or loss
concerns about substance use
difficulty functioning on a day-to-day basis
Are counseling sessions confidential?
Yes! The counseling center takes confidentiality very seriously, and no information will be exchanged with individuals or agencies outside of our center unless you provide us with explicit consent to do so. We recognize that a safe and confidential environment is crucial in order for you to feel comfortable sharing personal information.
In rare circumstances, the confidentiality policy requires unauthorized disclosure of information. Such circumstances would include when the counselor believes the patient's life is in danger, when the safety of others is at risk, when there is suspicion of child or elder abuse, or when requested by subpoena or court order. If you have any questions or concerns about the confidentiality policy, please feel free to talk them over with your counselor.
Do I need an appointment to see a counselor?
Yes. Occasionally, we will see someone on an emergency basis without an appointment as soon as a counselor is available; however, all other contact with counselors is handled by appointment only.
How do I make an appointment/see a counselor?
Are there counselors who specialize in specific areas?
Our counselors do have specialties and unique personalities to match the wide range of human beings we serve. We have anxiety counselors, marriage counselors, family counselors, and so much more. You can get to know each of them on our ABOUT page.
Is the counseling center LGBTQ-friendly?
Yes! All are welcome here.
How much do your services cost?
$125-$140 per 50-minute session. (Individual Counseling)
$150 per 50-minute session. (Marriage Counseling)
$35-60 per group session
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
We accept various forms of payment including but not limited to: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Blue Cross, UnitedHealthcare, Checks and more.
How long will I be in counseling?
The length of a session is typically 50 minutes. We operate on a short-term therapy model. In most cases we recommend 10 sessions per year.