Everyone experiences challenging periods in their lives, and therapy can often be helpful during those times.
Individual counseling has many benefits and might be the right choice for you if you would like to:
- Gain better control over unwanted emotions or thoughts
- Learn new ways to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, urges to engage in problematic behaviors or suicidal thoughts
- Improve your ability to resolve problems
- Increase insight into the causes of current challenges
- Replace problematic behaviors with new, more helpful behaviors
- Improve your self-esteem
- Better understand yourself, your values and your identity
- Improve your current relationships and/or build new relationships
- Cope with grief and loss
Confidentiality in Counseling
Generally speaking, the information provided by and to a client during therapy sessions is legally confidential and cannot be disclosed without the client’s written consent. When providing services to children and adolescents, it is important that parents/caregivers understand that some information will be held confidential.
-Suspected child, adult dependent, or elder abuse or neglect, which I am legally obligated to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
-If a client communicates any information involving a threat to himself or herself or to others, I may be obligated to take immediate action to protect you (the client) or others from this threat. Additionally, I am obligated to report the threat to both the authorities and the intended victim(s) of the threat.