4309 University Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50311-3423 | Phone: 515-410-1716 | Fax: 515-414-7638
Frequently Asked Questions
What is therapy?
Therapy is a practice where you can gain healthy perspective, skills, and assess your emotional progress. You have targeted goals and objectives, usually up to a year, to help keep you accountable to your healing.
Can I quit if I don't like it?
Absolutely. You can quit at any time. But it is encouraged that you talk to your therapist to see if you can solve the issue before exiting. You can also ask for other therapists in the area that you feel can fit your needs. We are aware that we aren't for everybody; and that's okay. Your healing is ALL that matters!
Am I crazy for wanting therapy services?
Not at all. Actually it makes you strong and in tune with yourself. Therapy is hard work that requires readiness, dedication, and active participation to get the results that you desire.
Is counseling the same thing?
Counseling focuses on specific issues and is designed to help a person address a particular problem for a short period of time.
Do I have to be placed on medication?
Sometimes medication is needed, but first we will explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How will I know that my information is kept secret?
Therapists are held to a strict ethical code of confidentiality; they can lose their licensure. They only time it can be breach is when you have plans to harm yourself, others, or commit a crime. Also you can sign a release for those that you want your therapy progress to be reported to.