Commonly Addressed Problems include (but don't have to be limited to)
People make appointments at our Center for a wide variety of reasons
In addition to therapy services, we also provide a variety of state-of-the-art psychologicalassessments for evaluating learning disabilities, ADHD and attention problems, intellectual (IQ) ability, emotional problems, suitability for bariatric/gastric bypass surgery, chronic headache problems, to name a few.
About Counceling and Therapy
Many people come to the Clinic seeking either individual treatment or family therapy. We also offer group therapy for certain issues, and couples therapy is very common.
If you are hurting, or your life is too stressful or lacking the kind of joy you feel should be there, talking with someone trained in focusing in on the causes and solutions that work for you can be powerfully effective.
The Clinic offers individual approaches that are tailored to your needs. Individual therapy begins with your first phone call, where we decide on the very best person for you. The first time you come in, you will spend about an hour and a half in an initial consultation with a therapist.
Treatment is a process that uses approaches and techniques that have been scientifically demonstrated to offer effective, long-lasting help for people suffering from a wide range of issues. Treatment can help spur on better functioning in your life, fulfill aspirations for personal growth or achieve self-improvement.
Treatment is a much richer experience than the simple exchange of words and advice. The process of being open and frank with someone else helps you to be more honest and clear with yourself.
As treatment progresses and your trust in the therapist's non-judgmental acceptance of your thoughts and feelings is established, you can use the process to come to a deeper understanding of where different issues in your life have come from, and what you can do about it in your day-to-day life. In treatment, you intentionally make yourself vulnerable to another human being and you may talk about some things that are very painful for you. However, it is the very process of trusting that it's safe to release your feelings--the good and the bad--and knowing that the therapeutic relationship permits you to safely explore deeply felt sources of conflict and dissatisfaction that will finally allow you to make lasting, positive changes in your life.
One of the biggest misconceptions about counseling and therapy is that seeing a therapist is a sign of weakness.
In fact, quite the opposite is true. Recognizing the need for help and seeking professional treatment takes courage, strength, and will. Working together, you and your therapist will identify your goals—what you want to have happen, and a plan on how to get there. Treatment has one purpose: that something of positive value will come out of it for you.
If you've never been to therapy before, you're probably wondering about what that first meeting with your therapist will be like...It's virtually impossible in advance to describe precisely what to expect, as each client-therapist relationship is unique
The first session is generally about 90 minutes long, and is geared towards getting the therapist as much information as possible so that he or she can game-plan with you about where you are and where you would like to go in your life. This is the place for you to be as open and honest about yourself and your life as possible: all the information you give is confidential, and the therapist is focused on figuring out the best approach for you.
Sessions usually occur once weekly, although sometimes it works better to meet more often. Sessions are 45 minutes long. We do not have arbitrary limits on the number of sessions you can have with your therapist.
There are never any guarantees, but therapy has been show to be effective in producing good outcomes time and time again. The most important part of therapy, however, is you. Research shows that it is not the orientation, style, or even years of experience that a therapist has, but rather the attitude and willingness to work and be open that predicts successful outcomes.
The process of therapy requires you to share very personal information with your therapist, information that you may find embarrassing, or even shameful. Only by leveling with your therapist can you get the full benefit of her/his more objective perspective, and expertise.
You'll discover that the experienced, well-trained, therapists lat the PSC are focused on working with you to help overcome your life's situations, not on judging your thoughts, feelings, actions, ethnicity or preferences. Furthermore, the very strict rules of confidentiality governing conversations between you and your therapist (which you should ask about in your initial conversation) are designed in great part to help you feel more comfortable.
The PSC does not accept insurance, but will gladly submit claims to insurance companies on your behalf. Since the clinic is not "on panel" with most insurances, often the services will not be
However, we have designed our services to be on line with what many incurance company co-pays and deductibles would be. We offer a very generous sliding scale, an it is our policy to not turn anybody away for an inability to pay. If this presents an issue for you, just let the staff know during your first session.
Only you can be the judge as to whether or not you are ready to start, but if you feel you might be, we stand ready to help.