People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
What is Couples Counseling?
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, partnered—or sometimes even parent and child or other pairings) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship.
1. Contact. Your first step is to please contact us by completing the secure, on-line Request for Services Form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 540-744-6162. You will be asked to provide some initial information to determine whether or not we can assist you.
2. Schedule Intake Appointment. At this appointment, you will have an opportunity to build rapport with the therapist and provide him/her with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking counseling. You will receive an email giving you access to our Client Portal where you can review and sign intake forms and enter insurance and payment information. If you have difficulty access portal, please contact us. We are interested in developing a collaborative relationship with you in which we try to decide together what kind of treatment would be best for you.
3. Schedule Recurring Appointments. A staff member will contact you to schedule your recurring appointments after the Initial Intake is scheduled. These appointments will be scheduled either weekly or biweekly, depending on the counselors calendar, and either in-person or telehealth, depending on your preference.
These appointments are pre-scheduled to secure your slot on the counselor's calendar.