Frequently Asked Questions
Medications create a physical baseline, making it easier for clients to use psycho-social interventions to de-escalate from a situation. Medication is a good short-term solution that assists with physical symptoms; however, therapy is a long-term solution that has a long-lasting impact.
If your symptoms are too acute for your therapist, two solutions may occur. Your therapist may suggest that you present to the hospital to get an assessment for a higher level of services. Another option is that your therapist may transition you to another therapist who has more knowledge and expertise.
Therapy treatment planning and goal creation is a collaborative process between the therapist and the clinician. It is the client who decides how long they wish to be in therapy. The clinician may recommend additional sessions or different interventions; however, the client makes the final decision.
Participant’s outcome in therapy is dependent upon the client’s investment in the process. Some clients are more engaged than others, and some therapists have different approaches that may be more productive with different clients.
Everything discussed in therapy is confidential unless the information revealed involves the client hurting self (suicidal ideations) or intentionally/accidentally placing self in the position where one will be in danger or harm. Another situation where confidentiality would not apply would be when the client is in the process of hurting others (homicidal ideations) or placing others in a position where harm will occur.
The therapist will request a 24-hour window to review current scheduling needs and assess future availability after submitting a new referral. At this time, there are weekday and weekend availability.
Everyone has time for therapy. The only people who don’t have time are those in the obituary column. Their time has ended. Time is not a reason why people don’t participate in therapy;
however, priorities are why people choose not to participate in treatment. When self-care becomes a priority, the participant will find the time.
Goals that are S strategic, M measurable, A attainable, R realistic, and T time-oriented, and S.M.A.R.T.