Counseling is open to anyone who feels
they need to make a change in their life, find a new
direction, deal with troubling issues, or strengthen
their relationships. Family Counseling Service offers
a comfortable and safe place to explore feelings that
seem overwhelming. Our therapists serve as objective
listeners, and work with individuals to increase their
communication skills and problem-solving abilities as
well as identify strengths and sort out options.
to expect from therapy?
The best foundation for therapy is the relationship
you develop with the therapist. Therefore, it may take a few
visits for you to get comfortable talking about personal matters
and for your therapist to develop a plan to deal most effectively
with your concerns or needs. Generally by your fourth visit
you and your therapist should have a common understanding of
how therapy may be of continued benefit to you. If you need
additional referrals, your therapist will assist you in locating
long does counseling take?
Ideally, counseling is terminated when the problem that you
pursued counseling for becomes more manageable or is resolved.
However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may
limit the number of sessions for which they pay. You should
check with your health plan to find out more about any limitations
in your coverage. During the first few counseling sessions your
counselor should also discuss the length of treatment that may
be needed to achieve your goals.
As a part of a
group or agency practice your therapist often works as part
of a team of professionals. This team consults with one another
to ensure the best treatment is being provided to you and or
your family. At times you may be asked to video tape session
for later review with your team. All taping is done with your
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