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Frequently Asked 

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Do I need therapy?


Therapy is for people who want to improve their lives and/or relationships by making lasting changes in their behaviors and interactions. Therapy gives you the support you need to explore different options and teaches you effective techniques to manage challenges and difficulties.




Can I afford therapy?


Because we want our service to be availiable to everyone who is intersted in recieving support, Life & Wellness offers several different affordable payment options. We consider the specific circumstances of each individual/family and really work with them to create options that fit their needs. We also accept multiple insurance providers, as well as out-of-network and self pay clients.




Does going to therapy mean I'm crazy?


Receiving support from a therapist to treat a mental health concern is very similar to receiving support from a doctor to treat a medical illness. Therapy is about finding balance and becoming healthy, not labeling.




Will my therapist understand me?


At Life & Wellness, our therapists are empathetic and understanding to the challenges faced in all walks of life. We do not judge or criticize, we support you during your time of need and validate your feelings and experiences.




Will I have to take medicine?


Our therapist do not prescribe medication and believe in the client's right to choose whether or not they would like to try medication. Whether or not to begin a medication regimen should be discussed with your primary care physician or psychiatrist. Life & Wellness encourages all clients to follow the medical recommendations of their doctor.




How long does therapy last?


Therapy has no specific time frame. Every therapist employs a unique treatment style and the work done with each individual is different. The therapists at Life & Wellness discuss with clients, throughout the treatment process, their progress towards their goals. Clients are encouraged to be a part of the treatment planning process so the client will be familiar with any additional recommendations for treatment. Therapists will always discuss with clients how their needs for treatment and support could potentially change as therapy progresses.




Will people find out that I'm in therapy?


Therapist are legally and ethically required to maintain confidentiality for adults, adolescents, and children. If there are any exceptions to confidentiality that may impact treatment, your Therapist will go over this information with you duirng your first appoitnment and ensure that you have a complete understanding of your rights as a client.




What should I expect during the first session?


Your initial session is an opportunity for you and your therapist to get to know each other and collaboratively develop a plan for your treatment that fits your needs. You will be asked to complete a few intake forms in the waiting area. Once you are seated in the office, your therapist will collect medical and mental health information from you. Therapy requires multiple visits and the first visit will be less therapeutic in nature. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently providing telehealth services. Your intake paperwork will be sent to the email you provided when you scheduled your initial appointment.




Is going to therapy a sign of weakness?


Exploring difficult emotions takes an immense amount of courage and inner strength. Going to therapy demonstrates your willingness to understand yourself and your determination to overcome your challenges.




Will going to therapy conflict with my personal beliefs and values?


Life & Wellness believes that our Supreme Being is the source of meaning and healing in our lives. Exploring spiritual beliefs is a part of being human. We understand that there may often be a struggle to comprehend how our faith has shaped our experiences as well as how our experiences have shaped our faith. All are welcome at Life & Wellness regarless of religious/spiritual affiliation.