Step 1: Getting Started
Chose Your Therapist. Consider price, geography, convenience and comfort. Check with your insurance company for in network providers. If you are a victim, discuss benefits with your victim witness coordinator.
Find Your Match
Counseling is like dating. Not all counselors are for all people. Interview your therapist to make sure they can meet your therapeutic needs.
Align with Values
Does your therapist's values conflict your goals? Do they support LGBTQ rights? What is their training? Ask questions. Be brave and ask for what you need!
Get the Facts
Don't be surprised by high bills that have stacked up. Double check with your provider than they accept your insurance and are willing to bill directly. Check for co-pays and deductibles.
Schedule your first appointment. During this session, your therapist will ask a lot of questions and create a plan for future sessions. Don't give up after only one session.
Step 2: Therapy
This is where the fun starts! We will embark on a journey and try different approaches to problem solve. Your understanding will grow as will your tool box. But growing pains are hard and your therapist is there to support you.
Choose Your Platform
In person in the Corvallis office or online via a secure internet face to face encounter. Don't let fear and social isolation keep you from good health and recovery.
Schedule an Appointment
This can be done by calling or emailing. Please allow for 24 hours for a response.
Counseling is hard work! Don't give up. Talk to your therapist if you are having a hard time or need to cancel an appointment.
Build a network of support. Tell your friends, family and medical provider that you are in counseling so they can encourage you.