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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs and get to know our practice.

  • What kinds of treatments do you offer?
    We utilize a humanistic and strength-based approach to therapy. We believe in empowering clients to take an active approach to therapy so that they can build the skills needed to move on from therapy. We focus on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Approach which includes psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, and identifying measurable and achievable goals. We value a Trauma-informed care approach. And, we utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapeutic Approaches due to their emphasis on distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and emotion regulation.
  • What kind of services do you offer?
    At this time, we only offer individual therapy for teens and adults. We also specialize in supporting parents of teens who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts.
  • Do you work with children?
    We work with adolescents from age 13-17.
  • What is teen therapy?
    Teen therapy is simply therapy geared towards teens. Teen therapy provides a safe space to allow teens to explore topics as needed. Teen therapy allows teens the space to explore relational, educational, transitional, traumatic, and developmental changes. Currently, teen therapy is offered only as individual therapy. Teen therapy may be beneficial if: 1. You have noticed changes in your child's behaviors. 2. You have received notices or feedback from your child's school officials. 3. Your child has asked to speak with a professional. 4. Your primary care physician/pediatrician has recommended services. 5. Your child has experienced a recent traumatic incident such as a divorce, death in the family, or a severe break-up.
  • What do kind of mental health topics do you specialize in?
    We specialize in providing support to parents of teens who self-harm. We provide care for teens who engage in self-harm. We also specialize in working with teens and adults who are dealing with trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. Additional topics that we work with include medical life transitions, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, stress management, coping skills, crises of faith, anger management, parental conflicts, and life skills.
  • How long does therapy last?
    There is no set timeline for therapy. Clients may come in for a particular concern and may discover there is a deeper route to the identified issue. Some clients go to therapy to practice good mental health hygiene so they can quickly identify when things start to change in their lives. Ideally, with starting therapy, you may expect to be in therapy for approximately 3-6 months at the standard of weekly sessions. This would be dependent on various factors including, the reason for therapy, severity of the issue, symptoms the client is experiencing, impact of the problem on the client's life/lifestyle, along with frequency of session attendance. Additionally, it is not uncommon for clients to be in psychotherapy for more than a year.
  • Can I talk about my faith in therapy?
    Yes, you absolutely can. We know that there has traditionally been a disconnect between faith and therapy. However, we welcome our clients to discuss the role their faith has in their lives. Faith is frequently an important part of coping and is often a core part of a person's identity.
  • But do I really need therapy?
    It is our position that everyone can benefit from therapy. Your personal need for therapy is a subjective reflection as it depends on what you are experiencing in your life or what you have experienced already and how these experiences are impacting your life. Your answer also depends on the values you have for yourself. Therapy provides you a safe space for self-reflection, healing, wholeness, authenticity, and growth. It allows you a space to: 1. Explore negative self-talk and thought 2. Unpack painful past memories 3. Learn about complex, and sometimes, unpleasant emotions 4. Reduce repetitive triggers 5. Educate yourself about poor and underwhelming relationships 6. Discover and manage maladaptive behaviors that bring you negative and unwelcome results Consequently when you improve in these areas and more, your life becomes healthier, more authentic, more fulfilling and well-rounded. Your self-improvements bring you a more self-assured outlook as you experience improved interpersonal interactions and more effective communication skills. And all of these benefits expound as your relationships improve, your self-esteem grows, and your belief and care for yourself and others become magnified.
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