The purpose of most therapies is to heal or alleviate, symptoms of a concerning issue or condition. Medical professions create treatment plans that outline the professional’s approach and interventions used to achieve a certain goal. In mental health therapy, this is generally created collaboratively with input from both the person in therapy and the therapist.
In your first session, the therapist typically will ask certain questions about you and your life. This information helps him make an initial assessment of your situation and to better understand your problem. Therapy is a team effort so it is important to take an active role in your sessions. To help with this [...]
Therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between the psychologist and the patient. Privacy is especially important in earning and keeping that trust. As a result, it is important for children to have a “zone of privacy” where children feel free to discuss personal matters without fear that their thoughts and feelings will [...]
Confidentiality is our commitment to keep your protected health information private; this is our value, as well as our legal and ethical responsibility. Thrive takes great care to adhere to laws and regulations set forth by HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). To learn more about HIPAA, click here. In general, the privacy [...]
A typical therapy session is 45-55 minutes, depending on the needs of the client. This time frame allows for the time needed to address the common presenting issues in which Thrive specializes with the research-based techniques most used. Keeping the length of sessions consistent is important for a few reasons: -Respect: we want clients [...]
I do not feel like myself I feel angry, scared, worried, sad, hopeless, I am using alcohol, food, shopping, sex to cope I feel anxious or irritable I have experienced a significant loss I am hurting due to a break-up, divorce, or separation I have experienced a traumatic event that continues to impact me I [...]
People struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction, PTSD, ADHD, etc. may seek therapy to treat the problem and/or learn healthy ways to cope. Therapy goals can include the treatment of symptoms or problems, but many times people participate in therapy with more proactive goals. Personal growth and prevention or health maintenance are popular reasons to [...]