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FAQ

What is counseling?

Counseling provides an opportunity to understand and resolve the underlying issues that cause problematic behaviors. It will allow you to discuss your problems with a non-judgmental, objective listener who can assist in viewing your struggles differently and developing creative solutions. Although a counselor will not be able to solve your problems, they will be there to help and guide you through the process. During the first couple of sessions, your therapist will obtain information about the various areas of your life in order to determine the best course of treatment. Your counselor will be knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues and able to provide services to meet your needs.

 

How long is a session? 

A typical session lasts around 50 minutes.

How often do you meet with your therapist or coach? 

Most clients begin meeting with their therapist or coach on a weekly basis. Overtime, sessions may decrease to bi-weekly or monthly depending on the client's need. 

Are counseling sessions confidential? 

Yes! We take confidentiality very seriously, and no information will be exchanged with individuals or agencies outside of our center unless you provide us with explicit consent to do so. We recognize that a safe and confidential environment is crucial in order for you to feel comfortable sharing personal information. In rare circumstances, the confidentiality policy requires unauthorized disclosure of information. Such circumstances would include when the counselor believes the individual's life is in danger, when the safety of others is at risk, when there is suspicion of child or elder abuse, or when requested by subpoena or court order. If you have any questions or concerns about the confidentiality policy, please feel free to talk them over with your counselor. 

How much do services cost?

Please visit our "Insurance" page for more information on cost of service. 

Does Oasis Counseling provide Telehealth services? 

Absolutely! Visit our Telehealth page to learn more information about this option. 

How do I know if therapy is right for me?

The American Psychological Association suggests you consider a time to see a therapist when something causes distress and interferes with some part of life, particularly when: thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day. 

What makes therapy successful?  

Building and maintaining a strong, therapeutic relationship between the client and clinician is one of the the first steps towards building success in therapy. Other factors include willingness to have open and honest conversations with your clinician as well as practicing therapeutic skills and completing homework outside of the session. 

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