I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, we’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
Do we offer a sliding scale?
Yes, we offer some sliding scale spots. Please contact us for more information.
What is the difference between a Consultation and Therapy?
- It is similar to life coaching as it focuses more on problem-solving and action steps.
- Does not address underlying psychological problems that may be contributing to ongoing struggles.
- Consultations are available to individuals who have less complex, time-limited concerns, which are focused and direct, and do not require psychotherapy or changing maladaptive behavior.
- A combination of reflection, exploration, problem-solving, insight, awareness, and action.
- Geared towards complex issues that may touch upon many topics.
- Addresses deep, complex, underlying themes to assist with long-lasting change
- It is a process that focuses on growth, insight, and improving your quality of life.
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
Scheduling an appointment is simple. There are two ways to make an appointment with TTM Counseling & Psychotherapy Services. You can schedule by telephone or online using the secure Client Portal. To schedule by phone, call 818-522-6212. To schedule online, click any of the “Make Appointment” buttons throughout the site.