Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do people seek therapy?

Have questions about counsling, psychoterhapy, or therapy sessions? People enter therapy for various reasons. People may seek therapy because of recent unexpected life changes, while others seek therapy for self growth. Developing healthier coping skills and learning to take responsibility for changes and developing greater insight into one's life can create a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Therapy is an avenue to begin this process.

What happens once I begin counseling?

During sessions clients discuss their main concerns. A session typically lasts for 45-50 minutes, however, depending on the presenting need, clients sometimes request for additional time. In the beginning of therapy, weekly sessions are scheduled. This is adjusted according to individual needs.

What makes counseling different from just talking to a friend?

Therapy is provided by a trained and licensed professional. The benefits of therapy are endless. Many people find it beneficial to just talk to someone who understands and "just gets it." The therapist has an objective and non-judgmental stance and can assist clients to see things from a different perspective. The therapist then helps to guide individuals toward effective ways to resolve the issue. Of course the benefits of therapy are dependent upon a personís commitment, motivation and practice of the new coping skills and ideas they learn in therapy. Additional benefits from therapy include self acceptance, increased self awareness and esteem, developing healthier and more effective coping skills to manage relationships, communicating more assertively, managing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, and learning how to let go of the past and start living in the moment so you can plan for your future.

Are you a provider for insurance?

Please refer to the Starting the Journey section as well as contact your insurance carrier.

Will therapy be confidential?

Generally, the law protects the confidentiality of all therapist and client communications. Information may not be released or disclosed without written consent from the client. However, there are several cases in which the therapist is required by law to report the concerns to the appropriate authorities immediately. As a mandated reported these circumstances include:

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment please email or call Dr. Wilson at (630) 723-9361.