Frequently Asked Questions

Individual Therapy

What is individual therapy, and how does it work?

Individual therapy is a confidential and collaborative process where you work one-on-one with a trained therapist to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The therapist provides support, guidance, and tools to help you navigate challenges and work towards your goals.

How long does an individual therapy session typically last?

The duration of individual therapy sessions can vary but is commonly around 45 to 50 minutes. Longer sessions may be scheduled for more in-depth work or specific therapeutic modalities.

How frequently should I attend individual therapy sessions?

The frequency of sessions depends on your individual needs and goals. In the beginning, weekly sessions are often recommended to establish rapport and momentum. As progress is made, sessions may become less frequent.

Is everything discussed in therapy confidential?

Yes, therapy is confidential, and your therapist is bound by professional ethics and laws to protect your privacy. However, there are limitations to confidentiality, such as if there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.

Can you tell anyone what I say to you?

The only time I can reveal information shared with me is if I believe you are an immedaite danger to yourself or to others – otherwise I am bound by Dr-patient confidentiality.

What types of issues can be addressed in individual therapy?

Individual therapy can address a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and personal growth.

Do I need to have a specific problem to benefit from therapy?

No, therapy is not only for those experiencing a crisis. It can be beneficial for personal growth, self-discovery, and navigating life transitions. Individuals seek therapy for various reasons, and it can be a proactive step towards overall well-being.

How long does individual therapy typically last?

The duration of therapy varies for each individual. Some people may achieve their goals in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy. The duration is determined collaboratively between you and your therapist.

What happens in the first therapy session, and what should I expect?

The first session is often an intake session where you discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your history, and your goals. It’s also an opportunity to get to know your therapist and ask any questions you may have.

Can I bring up specific concerns or topics in therapy?

Absolutely. Individual therapy is tailored to your unique needs, and you are encouraged to bring up any concerns or topics that are important to you. Your therapist is there to support you in exploring and addressing whatever is on your mind.

I think I need a 51-50 hold, can you help me?

Our role is to support you before you reach this stage, if you are concerned that you may need ti be placed on a hold we recommend an urgent appointment for an assessment. if you are very worried and we can not be reached, please do reach out to the emergency services

Can you tell anyone I am undergoing therapy

No, this is your private information, I can only reveal if you are a patient if I am court ordered and even then I am under no requirement to reveal any details

What do you charge for your services?

A persons financial situation should never be a barrier to their Mental health well-being. As such, at Imotional Support we operate on a model of “you pay what you can afford”

Can I be turned down for Therapy?

It is very important that you feel comfortable with your therapist, and they you, if for any reason that is not present, either side may walk away with no hard feelings