FAQs

FAQs

How much does therapy cost?

You can see our prices HERE.  While our therapists do have set rates, each therapist may have some sliding scale spots available.  We always do our best to provide services to those who need them.

I’ve never been to therapy.  Where do I start?

Start with reading more about us (Chris Jessica).  Read our bios and get a feel for who is “speaking your language.”  Who feels like a good fit?  Do they specialize in helping with your particular concern?  If so, you can schedule an appointment HERE, schedule a free 10-minute phone consultation, or email them directly to get more information.

How do I know which therapist is right for me?

After reading our bios, choose the therapist that you seem to connect with most, and that specializes in your particular concern. After that, we recommend you attend three sessions. We have found three sessions tend to be a good indicator for whether to continue, or make a change. As you go along during the three sessions, give your therapist honest feedback so that they may have a chance to possibly alter their approach or method to better accommodate your needs.

My partner won’t come to therapy.  Is it worth it if I come alone?

Absolutely.  Our therapists work from a systems perspective.  That means that we are all parts of what makes a system go round and round.  It only takes one part of a system to affect change in the whole thing.  By you coming to therapy, the changes you make will definitely affect your partner and your relationship.

I’m nervous about some things.  What if there are things I don’t want to talk about?

One of our core values is our view that you are the expert.  That means you remain in control of the whole process of therapy.  If you decide you’re not ready, or don’t want to talk about something in particular, that decision will be respected.  Everyone is unique, and your therapy will be tailored to fit you.

How long will it take for therapy to work?

Since therapy is tailored to each person, couple or family, there is no definite timeline or number of sessions that is standard.  Also, we see coming to therapy as meeting a couple of different needs in a person’s life or relationship.  The first avenue that many people come to therapy through is when they are in a crisis or at their wit’s end in dealing with their particular issue or concern.  This type of therapy tends to be time-limited and resolved more quickly.  Think of it as going to an immediate care center.  The second avenue of therapy is more like having a primary care physician.  We don’t wait until we are in a crisis to see our primary care physician.  We go to be proactive and stay healthy.  Many people choose to have a “primary care therapist.”  This is someone that they have come to know and trust, and that knows them and their story well.  They walk with you through your life’s journey.  They are a part of what helps you stay healthy and be the best you that you can be.  (Btw…this is true of therapists as well!  Therapists go to therapy just like they go to the doctor.)