Therapy FAQ's

How long does therapy take?

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the length of therapy, so it is difficult to predict until we begin working together.  We do  not want to rush the therapeutic process, but  I  also do  not want to keep you in therapy for longer than you need or want.

If after the initial screening we agree that it is a good fit  to meet for therapy,  then I usually recommend a  minimum of 6  sessions.  We will check in on  your  progress often and after the end of  the  6  weeks, we will evaluate to see if you  are reaching your goals or if we need to change up the approach.

How often do we meet?

Just like the  length  of  therapy  varies- so does the frequency.  I have found that meeting weekly improves your progress  faster  due to the continuity.

However,  depending on your goals,  where  you are at in  the  therapeutic  process,  or  if you are currently in other treatment,  sessions may  occur  every other week.

What if I am currently in therapy?

Equine assisted  psychotherapy works well as an adjunct to traditional  therapy.  Since this  form of counseling  is experiential  in nature,  it is different than talk therapy  and not considered a duplication of services.  Many people alternate weekly  between  therapists  due to equine therapy providing an avenue  to practice the skills they are learning in  traditional  therapy.  I consult and collaborate with many  therapists  in the area to coordinate  care.

What is  your availability?

I  understand that time is  precious, so I  have flexible lengths of appointments to meet your needs- short (30 minutes), standard (45 minutes) and long (60 minutes).

Please note that I do not work on  weekends.

How do you keep my counseling and treatment information secure?

All client records are stored in a  cloud based  system  that is HIPAA certified, encrypted, and kept secure.   Telehealth sessions are conducted over a HIPPA complaint video system.

In person Equine Assisted Psychotherapy  sessions are held at private horse facilities to ensure privacy and confidentiality.

I am ready to get started. What do I do next?

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to explore if working together would be a good fit.

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