Does counseling / therapy really work?

An awesome benefit of  counseling sessions, or therapy, is that it not only helps you understand yourself better but it helps you understand other people. However, you get out of therapy what you are wiling to put into it. It is a collaborative relationship where both parties (therapist and client) put in a lot of work. It takes much more than coming to sessions once a week to make long term changes. You will be expected to practice skills you are taught in session, outside of session, reading suggested articles, and/or doing self-care. If you are not willing to put... Read More

How long does therapy last?

When Will I Experience the Positive Results of Counseling?Each individual’s situation is different. There is no set time frame for therapeutic services. Where as one person may see the results they are looking for in six months, it may take another person a year or longer, and that is perfectly fine. Therapy is not a race. After a few sessions, a treatment plan is composed that is individual to your needs. This will serve as a “road map” of our journey together. It will help us “stay on track” so we can meet your goals as efficiently as possible. Here... Read More

How often will we meet?

You will begin by meeting with your counselor on a weekly basis. This is the most effective way for developing a therapeutic counseling rhythm. Therapy sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis as therapy works best when there are consistent sessions that allow for growth and change to take place. Over time, when goals start being met and substantial growth is shown, we will discuss bi-weekly appointments. The end goal of therapy is discharge. When that time nears, you will be an active participant in that conversation. if your therapist is treating you with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which consists of... Read More

Are our counseling sessions private and confidential?

Confidentiality is strictly maintained. The law protects confidentiality of communication between a client and therapist or counselor. No information will be disclosed without a signed consent form. There are exceptions to the law, however.  Suspected child, dependent adult or elder abuse. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. If a client intends to harm him or herself. The counselor will make every effort to work with an individual; however, non-cooperation may lead to additional steps to be taken. Client confidentiality has many legal and ethical aspects. Counselors and other mental health providers are bound by professional... Read More

How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?

Searching for a therapist / counselor online can be a daunting task and many people simply find the whole process of locating a therapist intimidating. Whatever your reasons for seeking care, you deserve to find a therapist who fits you. It’s important that the therapist be someone whom you trust, respect, and even like. By necessity, therapy isn’t always easy or enjoyable—it often requires facing up to painful difficulties and life patterns. Many people wonder if their therapy is really helping them overcome their problem. It is very important that the therapist and client are a good fit and choosing... Read More

What is the cost of therapy services?

One of the greatest barriers to effective mental health treatment is the cost. Although recent regulatory reforms sought to improve access to behavioral and mental health services, many people worry about the costs of therapy. Therapy is, no doubt, a financial commitment. I have heard therapy is expensive. You should view therapy as an investment in your future. Make sure you’re prepared to get the MOST of your therapy experience with us. Then, your investment is worth it and you don’t stay in therapy longer than you’ve planned. Imagine having a skill set in place to help you feel confident... Read More

How do I schedule an appointment with you?

Counselors at Sage Minds Counseling are available for scheduled sessions with new and existing patients. You can schedule an appointment with us by phone or by email and we will gladly assist you during the scheduling process and answer any questions you may have along the way. You can request an appointment using our online form to start the scheduling process and determine an available appointment time that best fits your schedule. We typically respond within 24 hours Monday - Friday. You may also leave us a voicemail with your contact information and we will get back to you as... Read More

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