Common Questions

Q: If someone goes to therapy, does it mean that he or she is “crazy” or headed for a breakdown?
A: No. If anything, going to therapy simply shows that someone is being an active participant in creating positive change in his or her life.

Q: How can a therapist help me if they don’t share my background or experiences?
A: The therapist's training and experience allow them to bring curiosity and compassion to whatever experience you may have. Although the forms of human experience are limitless, basic feeling states like confusion, anger, fear, grief and shame are universal.

Q: Can I afford therapy?
A: Yes. An important part of affording therapy is the conscious effort to prioritize self-care and adjust one’s budget accordingly.

Q: What’s the difference between talking to a therapist and talking to a friend?
A: Our role goes beyond just listening or giving advice. Our work together will offer you a therapeutic environment and treatment approach based on years of experience and training in the art and science of psychological healing and growth.

Q: Are you going to push me to open up or do things that I’m not comfortable doing?
A: One of the unique aspects of therapy is that it is a time and space created just for you. This means that we will attempt to meet and honor your needs and limitations, go at a pace that works for you and respond to your feedback. Your growth requires safety and challenge.

Q: How long will I need to be in therapy?
A: Our aim is to assist you in accessing and developing your own coping strategies and answers. On an ongoing basis, we will evaluate progress made towards meeting your treatment goals and your readiness to step out of therapy.

Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: Call 256-979-1620 and someone will find an appointment time that meets your needs.

Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Bring your medications and a completed new patient form. Click Here to download the new patient form.