Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It is important for any individual to understand that getting help does not signify that there is something wrong with me or that I have a problem. It is the opposite, which is acknowledging that I am currently going through a new transition and experiencing a different aspect in my life that I would like to accept, be educated on, learn to cope or manage, understand or grasp to live a healthier life. It takes great courage to seek counseling and speak to an experienced professional who can assist me throughout this journey and knowing that my information is confidential is a bonus.
A. In counseling, clients will benefit from educational resources as well as tools and techniques that will not only educate them, but will also enrich their lives by bringing joy to one’s life. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are a vast amount of therapies and therapeutic techniques to achieve this. In therapy, there are no secrets. We work together collaboratively as a client and therapist.
A. Every individual is unique and has their own specialties. It is important to know the kind of experience one has in their specialty. A good therapist is one who works with the client in the best interest of the client to help achieve the client’s goals. Knowing that you would like to work on something and seeing a therapist who can be able to help you will accomplish this, is getting the service you need. I have worked with clients in foster care facilities, hospitals, substance abuse facilities and clients with trauma, multiple personalities, Ptsd, depression, bipolar, substance abuse issues and much more. Therapists are trained to work in various specialties. Should there be an area that you would like additional assistance with, we are more than happy to provide you with referrals to other experienced professionals who can assist with this.
A. It is important for clients to know what they are looking for and that they have found it. Please give us a call at any time, as your call is very important to us and will be returned as soon as possible. The therapists are available to set your appointment to the best interest of you to ensure the topics or topic that you would like to work on are met scheduled around your convenience. The therapists will work on your schedule and there is nothing to be afraid of or worry about. Rescheduling and appointment or switching your appointment to another day or time is never a problem.
A. I work with all ages and all kinds of people. I never turn away a client and in the case that I am not specialized in a certain area such as a legal counselor, to better serve you, I will gladly refer you to another qualified professional who will be able to meet your standards. No client is left misunderstood, not heard or unhelped. It is extremely important for their voices to be heard and understood to better their current difficulties into a more adaptable experience or to better enhance their lives.
A. I love helping people. This is why I am in the helping profession. I do what I can and if I am not able to do more that can be out of jurisdiction, I am more than happy to ensure that I provide you with someone who can better assist. Being able to reach out to others makes a difference and helps in many ways possible. Being able to help Adults and children over come their fears, build their self confidence and self esteem and get their lives back on track is being able to allow more positive into our environment.
A. I don't have insurance, can I still seek counseling with you?
We accept clients who have insurance, do not have insurance, and we accept out-of-network providers. No client is ever turned away! We are here to help and provide you with the service you are looking for. No worries.
A. Counseling is not just "talk therapy", it is also hands on. There are all kinds of individuals who are encountering different aspects in their lives and may need hands on activities such as play therapy for children who have experienced trauma or experiencing behavior issues and art, music or relaxation therapy to help with stress, depression and anxiety. There are many good reasons why you might want to talk with a professional about your problems. People typically see a psychotherapist because they have problems they would like to discuss with someone who is unbiased and impartial, someone who is not going to judge them based on their problems.
Psychotherapists are bound by confidentiality. This means that unless you are a danger to yourself or others or if you have knowledge of child abuse, that what you say in the therapy room stays in the therapy room. This usually makes it much easier to discuss your problems.
Going to therapy does not mean that you are “crazy or that you have problems. It is quite the opposite, which is that it means that you are acknowledging that you are encountering a new aspect or different experiences currently and you would like to deal with cope with it, manage it and address it, rather than letting it get worse, uncontrollable or unbearable. It takes courage to go and talk to a therapist, but the rewards are usually worth the risk of telling someone else about your life. Most importantly, psychotherapists are trained to help people with a wide variety of difficulties, including issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, trauma and PTSD, and many others.
A. As professionals, we are always up to date on ethical boundaries our statues and professional and educational requirements. It is important to continue to enhance one's knowledge and remain up to date on current enhancements in the field in the best interest in the client and to provide quality service to our clientele.