Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I COME IN?
You can expect a warm, professional and respectful atmosphere at Ascend Counseling Services. Working with a therapist can help whether you need more effective tools to create change, support for those changes or a fresh perspective. Your concerns will be carefully listened to and you determine what goals you want to achieve. I will design a plan specifically for your goals and objectives using research based, solution oriented methods.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Your privacy is of utmost importance. The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist and information cannot be disclosed without your written permission. The few legal exceptions to confidentiality will be covered with you.

Ascend Counseling Services offers a private setting with parking discreetly located in the rear. The waiting room is comfortable and situated to provide privacy for you.

HOW LONG AND HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK IS A TYPICAL SESSION?
Sessions are 45 minutes. Most clients are seen once a week in the beginning, then less often as needed. The number of sessions depends on what you desire to accomplish.

WHAT IF I WANT RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING, BUT MY PARTNER WON'T COME?
Change begins with the first step. It is often possible to improve the relationship with only one person in counseling. A relationship is like a dance. When one person changes the steps the other person is bound to react to those changes. Addressing problems early prevents greater problems later.

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