Frequently Asked Questions
- DO I NEED THERAPY?
Therapy at mindCARES can help you deal with a variety of problems in your life. Research has proven if problems such as anxiety, depression, co-dependency issues, marital problems, and addictions are left untreated; they worsen over time. Very often we plow through our lives trying to do more, be more; but we don’t have the tools we need to make lasting changes. Counseling can be a “new beginning” for you or your family and enrich your life so that you may enjoy it rather than merely endure it.
- 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 life goals and values. Ultimately, therapy boosts your self-esteem and confidence, and helps you take charge of your own 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 nonjudgmental 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.)
- 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 is sufficient. Check with your medical doctor to determine the best fit for you.
- ARE COUNSELING SESSIONS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?