I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all, it takes courage to ask for help when you need it. We all need help as problems arise in our lives that seem overwhelming. We can feel that it is challenging to access our strengths. In our work together, We’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to include them in your everyday life.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A therapist can help you address your concerns in ways that have been researched and tested. In counseling, you learn how to cope, obtain a different perspective, and learn to hear your thoughts more clearly. Our counselors create a judgment-free zone. Better yet, therapy is completely confidential. This frees you from worries about others, “knowing my business.” Sometimes situations can create a great deal of stress. If you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is a possibility that once you are feeling better, you could start avoiding that person because you feel embarrassed.
Can I just take medication
Medication can help symptoms. However, it does not treat the underlying cause. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior, and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and relational goals.
Medication can be beneficial with therapy. We can link you with a psychiatrist or advanced nurse practitioner to support your progress in treatment.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. Each clinician customizes their therapeutic approach to your specific needs. It is essential to be an active participant in your sessions as your time and energy are both valuable and vital. Ask questions, communicate concerns, reflect on the meetings with your therapist, and be as honest as you can.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s experiences and circumstances are unique to them. The length of time therapy can take depends on several factors. These factors include what your goals and objectives are, your desire for personal development, your commitment to maintaining consistency, and the presenting concerns that have brought you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you have dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication are essential to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week or once every two weeks. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will help you understand your personal growth and development.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
Each situation is very different. In general, if your primary concern is your relationship, then we would link you with a therapist to focus on the relationship. Upon completion, if one of you would like to continue individual counseling with the therapist, that is possible. It is essential to understand that the therapist could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues. We would be happy to discuss your particular situation further.
We provide a range of counseling services at our Beachwood Counseling Office. Online Counseling is available for anyone in the state of Ohio. We treat depression, self-esteem, grief, emotional eating, Christian Counseling and more. If you are looking for help to see real change in your life, you are in the right place! Request your appointment today.