A mental health counselor assesses and treats mental and emotional health disorders, relationships issues and life challenges. The therapist utilizes various methods of psychotherapy work with the patients to develop meaningful behavioral changes and offer coping strategies for navigating life stressors.
Therapy offers a safe nonjudgmental space for you to talk about problems, traumatic experiences, behavioral modifications, and anything that’s overwhelming you are even just making life a little tough. Your therapist listens to what you have to say and then works with you to develop a plan to confront challenges, process trauma, change cognition, and achieve an improved quality of life
In almost every instance, therapy is absolutely confidential. Your therapist is required to maintain confidentiality about everything said in sessions between the two of you, just like a doctor is required to keep your records private. While there are laws and regulations in place to protect your privacy, confidentiality is also a key part of psychology’s code of ethics. This means your therapist understands from the very beginning that in order for you to feel comfortable sharing openly with them, you need to know your information is safe. Remember you can always talk with your therapist if you have questions about the Confidentiality agreement between the two of you during your sessions. Knowing that you can say anything to your therapist, and it will remain in the room, helps you feel safe and builds trust between you and the therapist.
Helping to Heal Counseling Services Please click here to complete the triage form and someone will be in touch with you . We can also be reached at 770- 824- 8822 to schedule an appointment. Normal business hours are Monday- Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The general rule of thumb for frequency of sessions is once per week, especially in the beginning. Therapy requires a concentrated effort on a consistent basis to realize the fullest benefit from the therapeutic relationship – in other words, it takes work to get good results from the client.