Reed Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will my first session be like? 

A: Although your first appointment will not be a therapy session, it is very important.  All initial appointments for therapy consist of screenings and information gathering. This is crucial in giving the therapist a thorough picture of the client and will be used to create a plan for reaching therapeutic goals.

Q: What are therapeutic goals? 

A: Therapeutic goals are devised by counselor and client together. They are based on symptoms and issues the client is experiencing and may change throughout the process. These goals will be used to track progress as well as inform changes that may need to be made in order to meet client needs more effectively.

Q: How long are sessions? 

A: Your initial session (intake) will be about 90 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Q: Do I have to tell my therapist everything?

A: Therapy tends to be more effective when the client fully participates. Although it can take time, the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is sacred and vital to healing. 

Q: How many sessions will I need?

A: Great question! All clients' needs are very different. We will create goals and a treatment plan that is tailored to you and your unique experiences and desires for therapy. There is no "one size fits all".

Q: Do you take my insurance?

A: At this time insurance is not being taken. However, check, cash and all major credit cards are accepted.

Q: Is everything I say in therapy confidential?

A: Yes and no. There are only a few circumstances where a counselor is legally required to break confidentiality.  Please see my Personal Disclosure Statement in the "About" section.