ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment
Our offices are conveniently located and free parking is available directly in front of our one-story building. As you enter you will be comforted by our relaxing decor and welcoming staff. It also important to consider goals in therapy. For some people, it’s to “feel better” or “feel differently.” If you’re saying this, I encourage you to try and get a bit more specific. Does this mean “stop going on dates with the wrong people,” “panic less about flying cross-country,” “develop grounding techniques for anxiety,” “Worry less about making the right choices,” or “stop berating myself anytime I have dessert?”
Whatever your goals are: communicate them to your therapist! It can be easy to fall into a routine once you feel comfortable with a therapist, but make sure that routine is one that you want to have with your therapist and feels different from a routine you may have with a friend, parent, or partner. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you find you’re not focusing on what you want to be during the session.
What is counseling?
How do I know if counseling is for me?
You may wonder whether it would be appropriate to talk about your concerns with a counselor. Perhaps others who know you well have suggested the counseling center, or you have thought to yourself that talking, attending a workshop or using an online resource related to emotional health might be helpful. Specific indicators that counseling services might be beneficial include:
- emotional difficulties such as sadness, anxiety, anger, etc.
- relationship problems
- difficulty sleeping
- declining academic performance
- a recent traumatic event or loss
- concerns about substance use
- suicidal thoughts
- difficulty functioning on a day-to-day basis
Are counseling sessions confidential?
In rare circumstances, the confidentiality policy requires unauthorized disclosure of information. Such circumstances would include when the counselor believes the patient’s life is in danger, when the safety of others is at risk, when there is suspicion of child or elder abuse, or when requested by subpoena or court order. If you have any questions or concerns about the confidentiality policy, please feel free to talk them over with your counselor.
Do I need an appointment to see a counselor?
How do I make an appointment/see a counselor?
Are there counselors who specialize in specific areas?
Our counselors do have specialties and unique personalities to match the wide range of human beings we serve. We have anxiety counselors, marriage counselors, family counselors, and so much more. You can get to know each of them on our ABOUT page.
Is the counseling center LGBTQ-friendly?
How much do your services cost?
$150 per 50-minute session. (Marriage Counseling)
$35-60 per group session