All the Answers You Seek, In One Place
Below, I have compiled a list of the most frequent questions that clients or potential clients ask about my services and approach. It is normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a therapist. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
Is what I say confidential?
All client and therapist related conversations are private and confidential. Only in rare circumstances, when the safety of the client or another person is at risk, can I disclose confidential client-counselor information. A more detailed explanation of confidentiality can be found in the forms section under Noticy of Privacy Act.
How long does each counseling session take?
Most counseling sessions are 50-55 minutes in length. I encourage clients to attend weekly sessions in order for progress to be made. Weekly sessions are especially important in working with children. This allows children to build a relationship with the counselor and to help reinforce progress towards established goals.
What does LCPC mean?
LCPC stands for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. This means that I have received my Masters of Counseling degree, passed the National Counselors Exam and the Natioanl Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam. I have received 4,000 hours of post graduate level supervision.
What is Play Therapy?
The Association of Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development".
So what does that mean? I use the power of play to help your child grow and become the best version of themselves. Children learn the best through play. Your child and I will work on issues through the use of board games, dollhouses, puppets, arts and crafts, books, sandtray and many other forms of play.
I am a Registered Play Therapist. I have completed 150 hours of specialized training and 500 hours of post certification supervised work in play therapy.