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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