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Reaching out for help can be a scary process. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the therapeutic process, our services, and general information to hopefully make you feel more comfortable in your journey to empowerment and change.
Who seeks out therapy?Anyone struggling to overcome life's challenges. Life throws us curve balls and we do not always have the coping strategies needed to move forward. That is why everyone needs therapy at some point in their lives. Whether you have experienced a loss, stress, trauma, or are looking for direction therapy can be beneficial and life changing.
How do I know I need a therapist?If you are asking this question, the answer is you probably could use a little support in tackling the challenges of life. Just in case you would like a more concrete criteria here is a list: 1. The issue has impacted your work, school, or personal life. 2. Thinking about or dealing with the issue takes up at least an hour of your day most days of the week. 3. The issue causes avoidance or embarrassment. 4. Quality of life has decreased due to the issue. 5. Feeling overwhelmed, fatigued, easily irritable, or consumed by worry most days of the week. 6. Feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless most days of the week. 7. Feeling uncontrollable anger or frustration most days of the week.
How long does a therapy session usually last?The length of a therapy session is between 50-60 minutes. During that time goals are worked on using multiple strategies and modalities. The length of time of the therpuetic process varies per client and the severity of the issue. Typically therapy can last anywhere from 6 weeks to a year or more. Sessions can take place on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as needed basis.
What's the difference between a therapist and a social worker?There is not a lot of difference between what a therapist and a social worker in private practice do. In fact I often refer to myself as a therapist. The main difference is schooling. A social worker completes a Masters in Social Work program which focuses on a wide variety of areas. A therapist may complete a Masters in Psychology or a special training program. The terms therapist and social worker can often be used interchangeably.
What is sports social work?Sports Social Work looks at team dynamics and the individual athlete within that team. It examines communication, group think, roles, toxic teamates, teamwork, trust, among other important aspects of a successful team. On an indivudal level Sports Social Work looks at motivations, mental blocks, routines, perceptions, and other perfomamce enhancing modalities leading to a successful athletic career. I love working with athletes and teams on improving the mental aspect of sport.
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