Therapy may also be called talk therapy, psychotherapy, or counseling. Therapy is an opportunity to work with a
mental health professional to:
Therapy can include:
Therapy can help you:
Your therapy appointment is 45 minutes in length. It is important to be on time so you have the entire time available to you. The first appointment is usually a time for the therapist to gather information about your personal, medical and family history as well as the current situation.
Parents or guardians must accompany children to their first appointment to provide important information and to secure the signatures necessary when treating children under the age of 18.
Conversations with your therapist are private and confidential. Talk with your therapist about any worries or questions you might have regarding your privacy and confidentiality.
To get the most out of your therapy appointment, be prepared to approach therapy as a partnership, to be open and honest with your provider and to ask questions whenever you have a question or concern.