Men and women often experience difficult situations with their personal and professional lives. A therapist can provide a place to talk openly about your presenting issues, provide support and guidance, and develop a treatment plan to address the difficult issues your are facing.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A THERAPIST?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be helpful to make an appointment with a therapist to see if counseling is the right option for you:
- Mood disturbances
- Grief and mourning
- Organizational deficits
- Relationship problems
- Work problems
- Family problems
- Substance use problems
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Attention/focus deficits
- Social skills deficits
- Social anxiety
What to Expect:
Intake/First Session: During your first session, you will talk through the issues you are facing in your relationship. You will hear about your therapist’s approach to therapy to make sure it will be a good fit. You will also talk about any other relevant factors in your life including: mental health issues, family composition, and relationship history.
Treatment Planning: During this stage you will work with your therapist to identify your specific issues that will be addressed in counseling. You will work with the therapist to identify a course of treatment that will help you with a plan to meet your goals.
Working Stage: You will begin working through your issues with direction from the therapist by learning effective strategies to implement in your life.
Meeting goals/Management Stage: As you begin having success implementing skills and strategies you have learned and progress is being made, you will work with the therapist to maintain progress and work through any issues that come up as the change occurs.
Termination Stage: Once your goals have been met and skills are being implemented over a period of time with success, you will work toward ending treatment with your therapist.