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  • Is counseling right for me?
    Counseling can be beneficial for anyone. It can be difficult to navigate mental health when emotions are high. It is hard to have a helpful perspective when you are too close to the situation emotionally. Professionals can help you gain clarity and heal from past hurts. Our clinicians offer free consultations if you want more information to see if it would be a good fit.
  • I don’t have trauma, could I still benefit from EMDR?
    Yes, while most people think of trauma as an event, such as car accident, abuse, or assault. People experience typical life events that could cause a trauma response. EMDRIA.ORG refers to this as a little “t-trauma”. It could be being bullied, embarrassing moments, or even a person's negative experience.
  • What issues do your clinicians help with?
    Our clinicians have a wide range of training experience. Below are some of the issues we have been successful in helping with: Anxiety disorders Workplace stress Relationship issues, including, breakups, divorce, affairs, choosing inappropriate partners, loneliness, life adjustments, marital problems, arguments, jealousy, wedding and premarital issues Depression disorders including suicidal thoughts, low mood, and social withdrawal Mood disorders such as Bipolar disorder, Seasonal affective disorder, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder Parenting issues, perinatal, post-partum depression, blended families, co-parenting, discipling, and setting boundaries with children of all ages. Low self-esteem and lack of confidence Trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder from accidents, rape and other attacks/incidents) Obsessive-compulsive disorder Eating problems (including bulimia, binge eating, negative body image) Phobias Addiction and substance misuse Abuse (including physical, verbal, and sexual abuse) Bereavement/grief/loss.
  • How does trauma affect a person?
    Trauma is an emotional response to an event that causes a person to get stuck in the fight, flight, or freeze mode. Trauma can be anything from being bullied, abuse, divorce, an accident-causing injury, or even a natural disaster. An individual experiences something that elicits a strong emotional response. When they are out of the situation, they continue to experience triggers which causes them to feel as if it is happening all over again. Trauma affects people in different ways. It impacts the family unit and how it functions. It impacts how a person responds due to seeing things through the trauma filter.
  • What is EMDR therapy?
    “EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Research has been done to prove efficacy with other issues as well, such as chronic pain, eating disorders, self-worth, and addictions as well.” (EMDRIA.org, 2023).
  • How many counseling sessions will I need?
    The number of sessions you will need will be dependent on your unique needs and goals. Keep in mind, once you start sessions, new issues may be uncovered that you were not aware of. It is of course possible to see improvement faster than you expected as well.
  • Will my counseling sessions be confidential?
    Yes, counseling sessions are confidential. However, Oklahoma law requires any health care provider to report child abuse or vulnerable adult abuse, Domestic abuse, if report is requested by competent adult victim, Sexual assault, if report is requested by competent adult victim.
  • Do I need to attend weekly sessions?
    This is dependent on your treatment plan and your work with your counselor. It is possible to start out with 1-2 sessions per week and cut back to bi-weekly, or monthly, when you are ready, and your progress has improved to a point of not needing therapy as much.
  • Can I speak to a counselor before my appointment?
    Yes, you can request a free 15-minute consultation with any clinician.
  • What is the different between counseling and coaching?
    Counseling and Coaching are very similar in approach and effect. One is not better than the other. However, choosing which to go with depends on your individual needs. The main differences have to do with the focus of the sessions and pay. Counseling requires licensure and is deemed a medical necessity, which in turn opens a variety of payor sources. Counseling is focused on mental health improvement, utilizing a treatment plan and goals. Coaching does not require licensure, or certification. However, our life coaches are certified. It is not considered a medical necessity which in turn requires cash only as a pay source. Life coaching focuses on the present and empowers clients to move forward to reach their personal goals.
  • Can I do telehealth sessions?
    Telehealth sessions are a possibility, depending on your pay source and what they allow. Contact our office to find out what your insurance allows.
  • What will happen at my first appointment?
    Your first appointment is for you and your counselor to get to know each other and to establish your treatment plan, goals and objectives. You will have documents to sign and go over.
  • How much will it cost?
    The cost of services varies. We have clinicians who offer a sliding fee scale as well as discounted prices. We do accept private insurance and cash pay as well.
  • What if I miss my appointment?
    We have do have a no/show no/call fee of $150. Agency policy states a client should provide a 24-hour notice of missed appointment. If client reschedules frequently (more than twice in a month, or more than 4 times in a 6-month period, they agree to be charged the $150 fee. Client agrees that they may be discharged from services if they do not attend their scheduled sessions regularly.
  • What if I am not a Christian or I don't want to talk about spiritual things in counseling?
    Our therapists will not discuss spiritual topics in session if clients ask them not to. The clinician and client will discuss if integrating faith with therapy would be a good fit or not during the initial session.

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