Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know that your practice will be able to serve my needs?
Call the office and one of our therapists will talk to you personally on the phone. We have therapists with different areas of expertise and we can make a mutual decision about which therapist will be most helpful.
2. How can psychotherapy help me?
You will gain a greater understanding of what motivates your behavior. You will develop a cognitive awareness so that you can clarify and self-monitor your thoughts and feelings. Psychotherapy is partly educational in nature and you will be able to acquire new skills and modify unproductive behaviors. It can provide you with better ways to relate to the significant people in your life.
3. What does it mean to have a therapeutic relationship?
The therapist can become a safe person whom you can count on. Your relationship is confidential so that you can confide without fear of reprisals. Therapy is a safe place to share whatever is on your mind and try out new ideas and feelings.
4. What is evidence-based practice?
There is a deep and expanding scientific literature indicating which psychotherapeutic interventions are most effective. Contrary to popular belief, there are several types of successful treatments for a variety of psychological disorders. Evidence-based practice consists of treatments based on the best available research evidence.
5. What is a psychological assessment?
There are a variety of standardized tests that measure cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning. These tests are used to develop a diagnostic formulation to help with educational and vocational planning. Assessment is also helpful in order to determine if ongoing professional services are indicated and which specialists should be identified to serve the best interests of the patients.
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