Psychotherapy Services In Athens GA
In-person and telehealth sessions available. Approved by PSYPACT to provide telehealth services in over 30 States.
Psychotherapy is a general term used to describe treatment for a variety of mental health concerns. As noted above, I use an eclectic approach, incorporating multiple forms of therapy, based on the needs of my clients. It is important to understand that for therapy to work you need to be actively involved in the process.
I will ask you what your goals are during our initial sessions. You will be expected to set the agenda for each session, keeping your goals in mind. You will also be encouraged to share what you have learned between sessions and discuss any progress made.
Several factors contribute to therapeutic success, including: your commitment and the strength of our therapeutic relationship. It is important that you be patient with the process, as it takes time to build a true therapeutic relationship and see the benefits of treatment. You are also encouraged to openly share your feelings and let me know if I am not meeting your needs, so we can work together to address any concerns you may have.
What To Expect With Psychotherapy
Our first few sessions will involve getting to know you and assessing your needs. After these sessions I will be able to offer you initial impressions of what our work together will include.
You will be asked your goals for treatment. You will also be encouraged to use what you have learned to work on your goals, both during sessions and at home.
Our Therapeutic Compatibility Is Important
Please evaluate the information available on this website. If you have questions about my qualifications or approach, I am happy to discuss them with you when we speak or during the course of treatment.
Our compatibility in working together is of utmost importance. If at any time you believe you would work better with a different therapist or would like a second opinion, I will be happy to refer you to another mental health professional.
In general, the privacy of communications between a client and a psychologist is protected by law, and I can only release information to others with your written permission.
There are a few exceptions, such as imminent threat of harm to self or others or court order by a judge, though courts generally recognize communications between a psychologist and client are privileged.
These situations rarely occur in my practice. If they should happen during our work together, I will make every effort to discuss them with you before taking any action.