How do I know if this therapist is qualified and right for me?

The more years a therapist has practiced, the better qualified her or she is to treat specific issues and the more continuing education he or she has acquired. A therapist should hold a graduate degree from an accredited university.

Is the therapist licensed by a professional board?

Professional licensure means that the therapist has completed a specific number of hours of post-graduate work under the supervision and direction of an accredited therapist. A therapist should have also passed the licensing exam that covers issues required to be knowledgeable about providing therapy.

Does the therapist adhere to professional ethics?

This information can be verified through the State of Georgia.

Has the therapist ever been professionally sanctioned for inappropriate conduct or had complaints filed against him or her with the licensing board?

This information can be verified through the State of Georgia.

How important is your level of comfort with a therapist?

Safety is essential. It is important to feel safe and share your fears, worries, and concerns without feeling judged or criticized. Ethically, a therapist is bound to hold what you share in confidence.

Should I be learning in therapy? Should I be guided through making educational progress and given opportunities to practice new tools?

Yes, a good therapist can help you experience your environment, both internally and externally, through new and positive ways.

What type of work does the therapist do?

A competent therapist will be willing and able to provide you with an explanation of the types of therapy he or she uses and modalities best suited for your specific issues. We will be glad to provide you with additional information or answers to any questions you might have. Please feel free to call us at 404-402-2176.

What is the cost of a counseling session?

Fee structure is discussed in our initial phone conference. Fees are required at the time of the session and payments accepted are cash, check, Venmo and all credit cards. To learn more about payment and fees, please contact us at 404-402-2176.

How long will it take for me to see improvement?

Duration is based on individual needs.

How often do I need to attend counseling sessions?

Recommended standard of treatment is typically once per week. However, this will be identified for each client at the intake session.