Commonly Asked Questions
Is therapy really going to help? I’ve tried before and I didn’t have a good experience.
There are a number of factors that you can control which make it more likely you will have a positive, healing experience. Your motivation to heal, grow and your openness to the process are important factors. Your belief that it is possible to heal and find your way through this is a mindset which can clear the path towards healing. Finally, finding a therapist you click with makes all the difference. We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation so we can get a feel for each other. We can then schedule a teletherapy session for you to get a sense of how it might be to work together. If you do decide we are not a good fit, I will assist you by providing referrals in the community for other therapists who might be more likely to meet your needs.
I wonder if therapy is too expensive. Can I afford it?
The cost of therapy is certainly a factor to take into account when considering starting this process. Therapy can be seen as an investment in you, your future self, and where you want to be. If you were physically ill you would pay for medicine or to see a doctor, helping your mental health also takes the investment of time and money. You might also ask yourself, what will it cost me to not get help right now? We also offer some sliding scale spots so please ask if we have any available if the price feels prohibitive.
What if therapy brings up painful past issues that I fear I won’t be able to handle?
Therapy can feel uncomfortable at times! There is no doubt there will be difficult moments. Remember that you will have the support and guidance of your therapist there to help you understand these issues. If you don’t face what’s not working, you can almost certainly expect greater pain down the road. The way we work with clients is grounded in non-judgement, compassion and a deep understanding of the goodness in everyone (even when we feel very not-good). Our experiences with meditation, mindfulness, and personal therapy place us in a unique spot to offer guidance and support.
If you would like to talk with one of us to see if therapy is something that is right for you, please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will try to get back to you within 24 hours. 303-604-6373 or firstname.lastname@example.org