Frequently Asked Questions for Counseling in San Jose, CA
Here are a list of common questions about the process of therapy and what to do when calling me.
How do I pick a therapist that's right for me?
Pick a therapist you feel comfortable and trust your intuition. If it's not a good fit, that's ok, it needs to feel right. Ask questions about how they work and what their style is. If you have a particular concern, please ask.
How does psychotherapy help?
Counseling is about getting the support you need while learning how to make positive changes. Usually, a person comes weekly, especially the first 3 months for continued support and to meet initial goals. In my experience, when clients go every other week, the progress is minimal compared to those who attend weekly. After initial goals are metGrowth happen with consistent effort.
Length of time depends on the issues and goals discussed. Changing old patterns takes time but practicing new skills can make a difference quickly. It's my pleasure to help you grow at your own pace. That's the joy of this work.
How do I know when to seek help?
If you are experiencing any of these issues, counseling can help. If you are experiencing:
- not feeling satisfied in your life.
- trouble setting or reaching goals.
- changes in sleeping, eating, or social contact.
- relationship problems.
- problems with alcohol, drugs or addiction.
- trouble at work.
- frequent thoughts of death or hurting yourself.
- feeling hopeless and depressed.
What should I say when I call?
It's helpful to know why you're seeking therapy at this time. If you have questions about my professional background, or how I work with clients, please feel free to ask.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks and most credit cards.
Are you taking new clients?
Yes, currently I am happily accepting new clients.
Where are you located?
My office is located in San Jose near Highway 85 and Blossom Hill Road. The address is 6105 Snell Avenue Suite 101 San Jose 95123. The office is wheelchair accessible.