FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q:What is therapy?
A:Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counseling, is the process of talking to a trained professional about a wide range of life challenges: emotional distress, anxiety, family difficulties, mood problems, grief and loss, or relationship problems. It can also be used to aid in personal growth, meet personal goals, and improve the ability to cope with stress and everyday problems.
Q:What can I expect?
A:Your first appointment will be primarily a time for your therapist to begin to understand what your concerns are, what your goals for therapy are, what treatment options are available, and for the therapist to make recommendations based on his or her evaluation of your situation and issues.
Q:What types of issues can therapy help?
A:These include, but are not limited to:
* Depression or other mood disorder, such as bipolar disorder
Q:Will I have to take medication as part of the treatment?
A:Taking medication is voluntary, but it may be indicated for certain disorders or problems. This will be part of the discussion with your therapist. We have psychiatrists who are available for evaluation and consultation, and who can prescribe medication.
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