Why do people seek therapy?
People enter into therapy for a variety of reasons, often feeling “stuck” in situations or life circumstances that they are either unsure how to address or fearful of beginning the process. Many wish to change dysfunctional patterns of behavior and wish to seek self-exploration and personal growth. Others are struggling with the behaviors of others in their lives, spouses, partners, children, family members and are seeking education and assistance in confronting those problems and trying to help offer up solutions.
Therapy can offer a wide variety of techniques to work towards positive solutions.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
During sessions you are expected to talk about the primary concerns and issues in your life, your therapist is merely your “guide” through the process. A session lasts 45 minutes, but some people request longer sessions. Usually, weekly sessions are best. Some people who are in crisis or extreme distress need more than one session per week, at least until the crisis passes. During the time between sessions, it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping a journal.
For therapy to “work,” you must be an active participant, both in and outside of the therapy sessions.
What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?
A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life.
It is important to note that professional ethics do not permit a guarantee that you will receive these benefits. It is believed that a better life is possible for most people and that an individual’s investment and commitment to therapy can determine the outcome. Therapy may also involve some feelings of discomfort. These feelings can occur when you begin to work on changing your beliefs and/or behaviors. This discomfort is viewed as a stepping-stone to a more effective and satisfying life.
The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Better ways to deal with social, familial, and occupational relationships.
- Better personal adjustment and contentment
- Better ability to cope with problems and stress
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
Goals for therapy are not always obvious at first and it may take several sessions to figure them out. During the course of therapy, your goals may change. It is important, however, to outline therapy goals and remain focused on them in order for you to get the most out of your time spent in therapy.
Is therapy confidential?
In certain situations therapy may not be confidential, such as:
- Court Order
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse.
– The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s.
– The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself.
– The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
Regular Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(Other Hours by Therapist’s Appointment)
Cash, Check, MasterCard, or Visa are accepted for Payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay per the terms of your fee agreement.
Thank you for your interest, please feel free to get in touch with us.
Columbus Location (CCBT): 614.459.4490
Monday - Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Other Hours Available per Therapist