Frequently Asked Questions


do i have to be crazy to consult a mental health professional?

No! Most clients are normal people, who like most of us, carry a lot of baggage into our adult lives. These could be unmet needs, insecurities, desires, additions, unhappiness or other problems.

How can counseling help?

In a confidential, gentle, non-judgemental and objective atmosphere you can explore patterns of behavior that interfere with maximizing your potential.

Can children benefit from counseling?

Absolutely! Many issues and events affect our children on a daily basis. Divorce, peer pressure, behavioral problems, low self-esteem, alcohol and drugs to name a few, can negatively affect your child's self-esteem, mood, and relationships with others.

what does counseling for children entail?

Through things like play, story telling, drawing, and talking, the professional helps children identify and name their feelings, and teaches them ways to deal better with those feelings and experiences.

will i be involved in my child's treatment?

Yes. You cannot effectively treat a child without addressing the family. It is the professional's job to make techniques work in your home and family situations.


What about ADHD?

To determine if a child has ADHD, a full evaluation is needed. Too many children are mislabled because of learning problems, depression, or other behavioral problems. An evaluation would include various techniques that gather information from the parent, child, and other resources as well as clinical observation. Through things like play, story telling, drawing, and talking, the professional helps children identify and name their feelings, and teaches them ways to deal better with those feelings and experiences.