Psychotherapy FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding how therapy works


What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an opportunity to slow down and pay attention to what’s going on inside of you. You have the answers within, and psychotherapy offers the chance for you to listen. Bringing self-awareness to the origins of your current patterns will liberate you to experience a more fulfilling life and to focus on what matters most to you.

During the psychotherapy process, you'll learn to:

  • Clarify wants, needs and desires
  • Cope effectively with the ebbs and flows of life
  • Cultivate more honest, satisfying relationships
  • Grieve the past to live more fully in the present
  • Steer life transitions more successfully
  • Therapy is an individualized process. It may be brief and goal-directed or expanded to look inward at great depth. Whether psychotherapy is scheduled weekly or multiple times a week; includes individual attention, seen as a couple, or in a group, the process requires a collaborative effort between you and your therapist to determine the most relevant approach for you.

    Is therapy confidential?

    In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule including suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, if a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s,  or if a client intends to harm himself or herself.

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