Common Questions

Do I need therapy?

Therapy at mindCARES can help you deal with problems in your life. It will help you to feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Complete this 10-minute mental health assessment to help identify some of the issues you may have and phone 601-707-7355 to begin your journey to a greater sense of health and emtional well being. This is not the paperwork required for an Intake (first) appointment.

How is therapy beneficial?

Therapy at mindCARES can help you learn effective ways to manage depression, anxiety, relationship problems, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, and academic and behavioral problems of children and teens. Other benefits of therapy include learning how to solve problems more effectively, how to manage anger issues, and/or how to understand your life goals and values. Ultimately, therapy boosts your self-esteem and confidence, and helps you to take charge of your life.

What is therapy like?

At mindCARES, individual, family therapy, and couple sessions last approximately 50 minutes. In a relaxed, confidential setting, we will guide you through your issues in a nonjudgemental atmosphere with care and concern. In general, therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending on the complexity of the issues at hand. ( Recovery from abuse, trauma, and/or co-dependency would be considered long-term issues; for example.)

Clients can expect to learn effective strategies such as the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). By learning CBT you can lower your own depression, anxiety, etc.; by changing your thoughts from irrational ones to logical ones. Parents can learn better ways of managing Oppositionally Defiant children/teens and children/teens who exhibit behavior problems. In family counseling children, teens, and parents can master more effective methods of communicating.

Medication or therapy? What results in a better long-term outcome?

Medication plus therapy results in a better long-term outcome in some cases, and in other cases, therapy alone has shown an outcome similar to medication. Check with your medical doctor to determine the best fit for you. Also read Four Things Medication Can’t Teach You, an informative article about medication and psychotherapy.

Are therapy and counseling sessions confidential?

mindCARES takes the issue of privacy very seriously. Clients receive a copy of our privacy policy when they begin the counseling or therapy process. We are prohibited by law from disclosing any information about clients without written permission. However, we are required by law to immediately contact authorities and/or law enforcement if we suspect any abuse (child, dependant adult, or elderly) or potential bodily harm by a client to himself or herself or to another individual. For more information regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at 601-707-7355.