Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about therapy and counseling:
Q. Do you offer a free consultation in order to make sure the counselor is a good fit?
Absolutely. We offer a free 30 minute consult. We believe the effectiveness of therapy has a lot to do with how well you get along with the therapist you choose.
Q. How long does a regular session last?
Most counseling sessions are 55 minutes. However, depending on the client, the topic, and where the client is coming from, sessions times are negotiable between each client and therapist.
Q. How many sessions should I plan on?
Every person is different and therefore their goals will be different. Some clients need as little as one session to accomplish their goal where others might need years. It totally depends on the client and what they want to work on. As mental health professionals, we believe we have an ethical obligation to help our clients accomplish their goals as quickly as possible.
Q. How do you handle spiritual issues and do you consider yourselves “Christian Counselors?” I really want my child to see a Christian Therapist, but the idea of seeing a spiritual counselor makes him a little uncomfortable
Our number one goal is to provide sound counsel to anyone and everyone we meet with regardless of confessed beliefs. That being said, we do have a personal faith that is central to who we are. When a client expresses an interest in discussing spirituality, or Christianity specifically, as it pertains to their therapeutic goals or objectives, we comfortably discuss faith in order to help them accomplish their goals. We understand that religion and religious expectations can be very sensitive issues for clients and therefore, we make an effort to let the client initiate the topic.
Q. What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Therapist?
Typically, a psychologist has more education regarding the scientific study of human behavior and the study of the mind. However, in most counseling situations, there is not always a noticeable difference between how a psychologist and a therapist would work with a client. As long as the psychologist/therapist has experience working with whatever your goals are then the most important criteria will be the “fit” you have with them.
Q. Do you have a youth counselor that would be able to meet with my daughter regarding depression?
Yes, both Bree and Josh specialize in working with youth 12 years and older. In some cases where the child is younger than 12 years old, counseling for the family or the parents can be more productive than meeting one on one with the child.