Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question about Emery, it is likely that someone else has had the same one. Please explore our Frequently Asked Questions, and contact us if we have not answered yours!
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.
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.
How do you handle spiritual issues?
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.
Do you consider yourselves “Christian Counselors?”
We do have personal faith that is central to who we are, but our number one goal is to provide sound counsel to anyone and everyone we meet with regardless of confessed beliefs. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Take the First Step
First time clients are welcomed in for a free 30 minute consultation with any of our counselors. This initial session will act as a meet and greet to ensure that you and the counselor are the right fit.
What Our Clients Say
Emery Counseling is fantastic! Josh has truly been a lifesaver to myself and my spouse. This was our second attempt at counseling and I will say that without a doubt, it has been worth all the time and money invested. […] It is more than just counseling sessions, but rather an environment of understanding, guidance, kindness, and even…accountability.
Gary is remarkably good at what he does. I’ve been seeing Gary for good mental health now for over 20 years, most of the time with my lovely bride of 23 years. He’s helped us walk through all kinds of issues and troubles in our lives… and some good times too. What an invaluable asset he’s been.
I’ve been working with Bree for a number of years now and she has been such a blessing in my life. I was really hesitant towards counseling until I met her and that perspective completely shifted in me. She’s really wonderful in a lot of ways that I couldn’t fit into a review. I’d DEFINITELY recommend not just Bree but anyone at Emery Counseling!