HOW DO I KNOW IF tHRIVE IS RIGHT FOR MY NEEDS?
When working with a therapist, it is imperative that you have a good connection, trust, and excellent chemistry. In order to provide a platform to get to know us better and for us to understand your needs, we offer free 30 minute consultations. To book your free 30 Minute Consultation you can use the button below.
HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS?
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long although longer times may be reserved if requested in advance. EMDR Sessions are typically 75-90 Minutes. Sessions are by appointment only and are usually weekly.
HOW CAN THERAPY HELP ME?
Therapy addresses the personal issues, relationship difficulties, and the life challenges that we all face at times. It provides a safe and supportive space in which to initiate change in your life. At Thrive, we look at those challenges and face them straight on with the help the latest evidence based methods. Our goal is to equip you with the tools needed to overcome life’s toughest challenges and help you on your way to being the best version of yourself. On a weekly basis, we hear from Thrive clients who are experiencing transformational changes in their life. These changes include increased feelings of well-being, improved relationships, higher self-esteem, empowerment, enhanced physical health through reduction of stress, and greater clarity about their purpose and direction in life.
I’VE NEVER DONE THERAPY. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Great! First of all, we commend you for taking the first step towards healing and wholeness. At Thrive, we see a lot of first time therapy clients. Our clinicians are happy to talk to your through the process to make sure you’re comfortable and will align a treatment and success plan specific to your needs. During the first sessions, we work to develop an understanding of the concerns, hopes, and the goals that bring you to therapy. From there we develop an approach to help you reach those goals. Rest assured that we will walk with you every step of the way to make sure that your investment in yourself is worthwhile, as well as answer any questions along the way.
IS EVERYTHING I TALK ABOUT CONFIDENTIAL?
Confidentiality is the bedrock of therapy; it protects your privacy to share freely and openly in your sessions. Your sessions and all information you disclose are confidential. Except for the instances stated below, which are required by law, we will not share information or respond to inquiries of any kind from any source without your written consent. All mental health providers are required to abide by these guidelines.
If in our clinical judgment, you pose a threat to harm yourself, and you refuse appropriate treatment, your Thrive therapist is ethically bound to notify the appropriate parties (those who can intervene to protect you).
If you indicate a serious imminent threat to harm another person, Thrive is legally required to warn the intended victim(s) and the police and/or to obtain a civil commitment to the state mental health system.
We are required to report any suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities.
In rare instances state or federal courts may subpoena our records for testimony. In most instances, we are forced to honor these subpoenas.
HOW LONG WILL WILL I BE IN THERAPY?
This is a completely reasonable question to ask, and it is one of the hardest to answer. Each person’s therapy is inherently unique and personal; it moves at its own pace. The simplest answer is that it ends when you feel that you have completed the work you came to therapy to do. It is a decision that is ultimately in your hands. It is our goal to work with you so you can be fully healed, empowered and living your best life. Some clients come with a specific goal in mind and end therapy once that goal has been met. Others find Thrive to be so helpful after their initial goal is met, that they stay longer and add additional goals, or add Thrive as part of their self care routine. Provided that we have worked well together with you and have a strong and trusting relationship, it is ideal (and not uncommon) for us to arrive at that question at about the same time. It is then a decision that we explore together with the understanding that you are welcome to come back at any time.