What Should I Expect in Counseling?
For many people, counseling or therapy are things we learn about from movies and T.V. shows where clients are asked to lay on a couch while a therapist takes notes and only asks "how does that make you feel?". Well, that's not exactly what we are all about at Solutions for Success Counseling Group. This page is intended to answer some questions you may have about the therapeutic process or about who we are. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask us.
What is this 'therapeutic process' you're talking about?
When a potential client calls our office, a brief consultation occurs to gather basic information about the individual or family. After this, a therapist will hold an initial intake session to gather more information (i.e. contact information, medical history, mental health history, goals for therapy, etc.) and a plan for therapy will be made between the therapist and the individual or family. After the intake sessions, further sessions are scheduled to meet the needs of the client(s). Typically clients desire to meet weekly or bi-weekly, but the frequency can vary, depending on the client(s) needs.
What types of therapy are used? Is it the same for everyone?
At Solutions for Success Counseling Group, we do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach to therapy. Each individual/family is different, therefore, will need an approach to therapy that is unique to their needs and goals. Our therapists have experience implementing many different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and others.
What qualifications do the therapists have and what do all of those letters mean (LPC, NCC, etc.)?
Each therapist has at least a Master's Degree in Counseling. Each therapist has additional training and experience to contribute to the best fit for each client. As far as the letters after each of the therapists names: LPC = Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC = National Certified Counselor, CMHS = Child Mental Health Specialist, CBIS = Certified Brain Injuy Specialist, DCC = Distance Credentialed Counselor.
What services do you provide for individuals with 'special needs'?
First of all, the Solutions for Success Counseling Group is partners with Consultants for Children, Inc.which provides behavioral therapy and support for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs. Solutions for Success Counseling Group's therapists have experience working with this population, as well as their families. Our therapists can empathize with the challenges associated with living with or knowing an individual with developmental disabilities (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.) and can plan therapy around these challenges. Since our therapists have experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, they are able to be patient and understanding when conducting therapy with these individuals.