Emergency or Crisis
If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal or homicidal please contact Crisis Services 1-877-266-1818 at the Suicide Hotline, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Clinician hours are by appointment only and counselors don't answer the phone when in session, so we may not be available immediately, but if you are feeling like you need an extra appointment, have scheduling concerns or a brief question, feel free to reach out to your counselor by text or phone and he or she will get back to you within 24-48 hours.
Show up to your scheduled appointments
Therapy is work, and it can be hard work at times. When you and your counselor go deeper into your struggles, sometimes the you might feel overwhelmed, and might want to avoid coming in again. There might be issues in your life that make it difficult to show up. But like the proverbial seed in the ground, that seed will not grow unless it is watered consistently. If there are issues that are interfering with your ability to come regularly to your scheduled appointments, contact your counselor to let him or her know and we will work on a plan together to help you.
Just beginning the journey of therapy is a monumental step toward personal growth and better health
It takes a lot of courage and self-awareness to recognize what is going on in your life and make the decision to change what is not working for you. Making that first call to reach out is a HUGE step towards your personal growth. We invite you to honor the courage and strength that it takes to reach out and be vulnerable.
Talk about what's really on your mind - not just what happened, but what stands out to you
There are events, stressors, and relationships that can affect our mental health, for the better or for the worse. We want to talk about what is important to you and what is affecting you the most. It can be uncomfortable to be vulnerable to someone and express how things in your life are really affecting you - but it is difficult to receive help unless you share what is really going on. To share what is really going on inside can feel like a big risk - but as you feel more comfortable, you can reveal what is important to you - your hopes and dreams, as well as your doubts and fears. Together, we can build a foundation of trust and communication as part of your personal growth. Research has shown that over half of the efficacy of counseling is in the therapeutic relationship alone. In this journey, your counselor is your traveling partner to collaborate with for the goal of bettering your mental health but cannot take you anywhere you aren't prepared and willing to go. If you are not ready to access deeper emotions, your counselor will not push or cajole you to do so, but we may be able to talk about what is getting in the way for you and how we can overcome that barrier.
Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.
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