Some people worry that going to therapy is a sign of weakness, or that it means they're not capable of solving their own problems. In reality, the exact opposite is true. It takes an immense amount of strength to reach out, and attending therapy can help you learn better and more effective ways to handle challenges in your life.
Some things to consider include therapist specialties, education, location, types of services offered, and payment options. Ultimately, the most important thing is finding a therapist you trust and who makes you feel comfortable. Reaching out for a conversation or attending an initial session may help you decide.
Most clients attend therapy on a weekly basis. After sufficient progress has been made, clients may attend less frequently.
The vast majority of information discussed in therapy will be kept confidential. There are some exceptions, such as threats to your safety or the safety of others, and these exceptions will be discussed during your first session.
The challenges people face are rarely simple, and making meaningful change is not an overnight process. Each client comes to therapy with different wants and needs. As such, each client's process will be different and the amount of time needed to accomplish goals will be variable. During initial sessions, we will discuss your goals and explore what success will look like for you.
Individual therapy is usually the starting off point. From there we can discuss additional needs that could be met through other services, and decide together if and when to add them to your service plan.