How can Counseling help me?
Will the counselor tell me what to do?
There are several areas in which counseling can help you. One is to
clarify a problem. Another is to identify steps to resolve the
situation and to develop a plan of action. The counselor can also
help you to handle a crisis situation and assist you in sorting through
What should I bring to the first
- Write down your questions and concerns
and bring the list with you. Sometimes it is hard to remember
all the problems or issues, especially in a new situation.
- Bring any notes, documents, or records
that will help you remember and describe the problem to the counselor.
- include how long you've had the
problem. Also include similar problems you have had in the past
and how you resolved them.
- Bring a list of all current
medications with you describing the type of medication, dosage and
reason the medication was prescribed by your physician.
- Where appropriate, you may be asked to
bring family members or other significant people who are involved with
the problem to the first session.
How long are the Sessions?
Each Session is typically 45 to 50 minutes long. However, you will
be asked to arrive approximately 15-30 minutes prior to your first session
to allow for paperwork.
How long will I be in counseling?
This depends upon you and the problem you are experiencing. Many
concerns can be resolved quickly, in just a few sessions. Your
counselor can work with you to reach these short term goals. The
counselor, if needed, can also help you to resolve more complex issues
with extended treatment.
Will insurance cover my counseling
Many insurance companies do cover counseling. Please refer to our 'Fees &
Insurance' page for a listing of some of the insurance and
employee assistance programs that are accepted or you may contact the
office. We will be happy to assist you in finding out what insurance
benefits are available to you.