Choosing an effective Therapist is like choosing a life partner - chemistry and trust are an essential combination in a successful relationship. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked by clients.
WHAT IS THERAPY?
This is a very common question and there is no shame in asking! Therapy can mean many things across different practitioners and practices, but a few things are consistent. Therapy provides a safe, confidential space to better understand ourselves, and to find a deeper level of peace and acceptance with the challenges life gives us. At Cohesive Counseling, the intention is to help clients develop insight, understanding, and self-compassion, while also becoming more aware as to how past experiences effect our present feelings and choices. Usually, sessions occur weekly and last for approximately 50 minutes.
IS THIS THE RIGHT PRACTICE FOR ME?
I find that my most successful clients are consistent in their commitment to not just attending therapy and staring blankly at me, but in arriving with a readiness and a willingness to explore their inner world. This looks different for different people, but the intention is the same regardless of these unique differences.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THERAPY?
Most often seen as the classic therapeutic hour, I offer 50-minute individual therapy sessions. There are times when this just does not seem like enough, and to meet this growing need, I also offer 75-minute sessions and are available by request.
Typically, clients meet weekly. This schedule maximizes the impact of the work and really allows us to make legitimate progress toward your goals. The total duration is up to you - some people come for a handful of sessions and feel equipped to move on. Others prefer to do deeper work and commit to longer periods of time.
WHAT ARE SESSIONS LIKE?
Our first few sessions will be spent getting to know one another, discussing what’s led you to therapy, learning what is important to you, and allowing space to ask questions.
We will also establish your designated day and time to meet, and how often. Sessions are a combination of conversation and intervention as we talk about the events in your life (both currently and in the past) to uncover patterns, false beliefs, and various other ways of being that serve you well sometimes and other times not so much. We'll talk a lot about emotions, thoughts, feelings, reactions, and the various things that may trigger you. I'll offer you tools for you to use in your day-to-day life. The goal is always to help you remain self-supporting present.
Most of all, I will hold space for you to practice being who you already are, making it easy for your future self to emerge.
DO YOU ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE AND HOW MUCH DOES EACH SESSION COST?
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