Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at my first visit?

The relationship between a therapist and client is a professional therapeutic relationship.  Your first visit will be one in which you and your therapist determine if we are a good fit and would work well together.  The first appointment is designed to determine if you are comfortable with me and the manner in which I work.  I will listen to your concerns closely in a non-judgmental way and together we will decide if I can be of help to you.  From there we will discuss what you would like to accomplish as a result of the therapeutic process.

How many sessions will I have?

The number and length of services will be determined by a number of factors which will be discussed by your therapist.  Generally, you can expect for services to be an average of 50 minutes in length to give you an idea of a general time frame, but the specific information on length of services will be determined and discussed by your therapist and is based upon your specific needs.

How often do I need to come to therapy?

In the beginning, you may be encouraged to come in once a week.  We will work together to determine how often you will need to come in for therapy.

Will what we talk about remain confidential?

Discussions between a therapist and client are confidential.  No information will be released without the client's written consent unless mandated by law.  Therapists are legally mandated to make certain disclosures in circumstances where there is suspicion to harm yourself, harm others, or child abuse.  All disclosures will be discussed with you in advance.

What if I can't afford therapy?

New Beginnings strives to make services affordable for those who need them.   I accept several insurance plans to help make cost more affordable.

What can I talk about with my therapist?

Therapy is a place where you can talk about anything and everything you feel comfortable discussing.  I strive to create an environment where you feel safe to talk in a non-judgmental environment.

What if I have an emergency outside of business hours?

New Beginnings strives to meet the needs of its clients.  However, we do understand that life does happen outside of normal business hours.  In the event of an emergency, you are encouraged to call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

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