Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect in the first session?
The format of the first session varies depending on the type of therapy (individual, couples, family, online), as I’m generally striving to hear you and understand the nature of the issues that brought you to therapy. In addition to any administrative matters, it’s also a time for you to determine if I’m a good fit for you and/or your family.
Is therapy confidential?
Yes, we take confidentiality very seriously as it is essential to developing a trusting relationship, which is a necessary ingredient for growth and healing. Anything that you share during our sessions will remain confidential, and will not be shared with anyone without your consent. There are a few but important exceptions to this, including if you put yourself or someone else in imminent physical danger. We will talk about confidentiality in more detail during our first session, so please feel free to ask if you have a question about this at any time.
How long is a typical therapy session?
Therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes, but the course of therapy is tailored to clients based on the concerns they would like to address.
How long does therapy take?
The answer really depends on the issues that bring you into therapy. Some clients will feel better in a few months or sooner, whereas others elect to stay in therapy for months and even years in order to treat long-standing issues. I encourage clients to talk to me about their concerns regarding the pacing of therapy so we can make adjustments along the way.