Frequently Asked Questions
Going to therapy can be scary and intimidating. Here are some answers to questions people frequently ask:
I’ve never been to therapy because I always have managed my problems on my own. Does seeing a therapist mean I'm weak?
Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, we’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and values so you can use them to better understand what you're going through.
How does therapy work?
A mental health professional is trained in clinical skills that help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors as we as approach your situation in a new way. In therapy you not only get clarity but learn new ways to cope and communicate. This makes you see things from different perspectives and find solutions and acceptance. A therapist will listen to you without judgment or expectations, and keep the information completely confidential so you don't have to worry about others “knowing your business.”
Am I going to need to take medication?
Your therapist will complete a thorough initial assessment and provide a referral for a psychiatric consult if needed. Although medication can be beneficial in some cases, it doesn't solve all concerns. In combination with counseling it can be highly effective.
What is the process of therapy and how long does it take??
Our work together is designed to explore what you are experiencing at the moment and tap on your strengths so you can reach your personal goals for therapy. Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, therapy will unfold differently depending on the individual. At Home For Balance, we tailor our therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs. Therefore, the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your presenting concern, level of motivation for change, desire for personal development, and commitment to the process.
How can I get the most out of therapy?
Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success in the therapeutic process. We encourage you to talk to your therapist about giving you homework, suggest books and other tools that can enhance your personal growth in therapy.
Please contact us directly for more information! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us
561 600 1424. One of our team members will be glad to talk to you!