If you ever had to deal with a hardship or a struggle and did not know where to turn, Hope and Healing Counseling Center is a great place to consider. Therapy/Counseling is a process of meeting with the therapist for the purpose of resolving problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and or somatic responses.
Counseling can address and help to resolve a large number of specific concerns, issues, and symptoms. It is also a very effective method of self-growth and self-actualization.
In addition to overcoming barriers and helping people to release extreme beliefs and feelings, therapy can help people to increase many positive qualities of self, such as joy, compassion, and love. Many people enjoy therapy and relish the journey of becoming more conscious about themselves, their inner world, and their relationships with others.
How do I get started?
Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment. You will be asked to provide some initial information over the telephone to help us evaluate if we are your best treatment option. You may then be scheduled for an initial two-hour evaluation session which provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the therapist and provide him/her with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking counseling. In addition, the intake therapist will be able to answer your questions regarding services, fees, confidentiality and what to expect in therapy.
We are interested in developing a collaborative relationship with you in which we try to decide together what kind of treatment would be best for you. However, not everyone will be referred for continuing therapy at Hope and Healing Counseling Center. We make decisions on what we believe will be best for the client.
At the end of that first session, if we decide that it is in your best interest to move forward working with the assigned therapist, you will decide on a mutually-agreeable time slot for your therapy sessions (typically, the client and therapist will meet once a week, and each session will last approximately one hour). At your second appointment, you will begin working with your therapist to set goals for your therapy experience and then begin working together toward achieving them.