What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Speaking with a mental health professional provides you with a space that is dedicated solely to you– without asking for anything in return.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
Many clients choose to work with us because they recognize that medication alone is not enough to help them achieve their optimal mental health. Here at Lotus Holistic Therapy Center, we provide you with holistic tools that are evidence-based and effective to treat your unique situation.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. Your therapist will tailor their therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
All sessions will start with a biopsychosocial assessment, and you will have the opportunity to work with your therapist to develop your treatment plan. You are always in control of your sessions– this is best practice and will improve your chances of success.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
Your treatment plan is reviewed every 90 days, and you can discuss further with your therapist what your goals are, what is and is not working, and how you would like to proceed.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
We recommend that if finances and time allow, for the first 90 days you meet with your therapist at least once a week. This is an opportunity for you to build rapport, practice new skills, and develop new habits. After that first 90 days, it is then at your discretion and the discretion of your therapist for you to decrease your sessions for what will work best for you and your plan.