This is a great question and the answer is different for everyone. To know if you are on the right track, you will talk about what your concerns are in the initial consultation and/or intake. It’s important that you feel comfortable in your decisions and that you understand the therapeutic process and the work that it requires so you know if you’re ready.
Therapy is most effective and change happens faster the more often you attend sessions. It is recommend that new clients attend a minimum of 1x/week because it takes time to identify core struggles and create an effective treatment plan for lasting wellness. After you establish your therapeutic relationship and have some time consistently working on your goals, you will enter into a discussion about extending your sessions to an every other week schedule. As you move closer to achieving your treatment goals, you and your therapist will begin to discuss concluding regular sessions and entering into “maintenance” therapy where “check-in” sessions are appropriate.
It is important to remember that everyone’s healing is different and you should go through the process at your own pace. While working together, you and your therapist will regularly explore where you are in your process and honor wherever that may be with acceptance.
It is a common occurrence to feel better after “venting” and although it can be a feeling of relief, it is also a fleeting feeling and does not bring with it lasting change (and you can probably do this with your friends for free). We believe that lasting change comes from working hard and getting to the root of the problem. Although there is no focus on “labels”, it is important for to have a clear understanding of the core symptoms you are experiencing and how they impair your life so that treatment can be designed appropriately.
Therapy is an investment in yourself as well as a financial commitment in your future and it is not recommended to begin treatment with the goal of attending sessions less than 1x/week as this will not be effective and will result in a waste of your money.
Therapy is one of the biggest investments you will ever make in yourself.
Please refer to the Services & fees page for the breakdown of fees.
Clients can pay using any MAJOR CREDIT CARD, CASH, or CHECK made payable to: Village Wellness Center
Yes and No– Please refer to the Services & Fees page for specific information.
Confidentiality is one of the most important agreements we will make in treatment. It is very important that you feel safe and that what you disclose is regarded as sacred. We believe in going above and beyond to provide this to our clients, however, as Mandated Reporters, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality that the law requires reporting for the safety of you and others.
These exceptions are 1) disclosing a plan to do harm to yourself. 2) disclosing a plan to do harm to another. 3) disclosing elder abuse. 4) disclosing child abuse.