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How do I choose a therapist?

Every therapist comes from her/his own particular therapeutic theory, the way they do therapy, and the goals the therapist wants to achieve from the therapy.  Be sure to ask whoever you call what her or his theory is, and to explain how that will affect your therapy.  Feeling comfortable with your therapist and trusting him or her is very, very important.  Please ask any and all questions when you call - I am happy to answer question to the best of my ability!

What is EFT Therapy?

To learn more about EFT Couples Therapy, click HERE.

Is everything in my sessions kept confidential?

In general, the law protects everything that is said in counseling sessions.  However, there are some limits to that confidentiality: 

  • If I am subpoenaed by a court, I have to testify.

  • If I feel you are a danger to yourself or others, I will take steps to make sure that does not happen, to make sure you get the help you need.

  • If I hear of any child, mentally disabled, or elder abuse, I must, by law, report it the appropriate authorities.  

  • If you tell me another therapist has abused you, I will report that.  In so doing, I may have to disclose some of what we have discussed in sessions.

  • If you would like me to talk to someone else, I can do that only if you sign a release of information form.

  • If I see you and your partner, everything said in individual sessions is open for inclusion in your couples session.  I believe there should be no secrets in a healthy relationship, and part of my job is helping you bring everything into the open in as safe a way as possible.

When you come in for your first intake session with me, I will give you a disclosure statement that includes all this information.  

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