Counseling can take many forms and is highly dependent on the relationship and trust built between client(s) and counselor. It is very important to take the time to get to know about a counselor and their approach so that you can make informed decisions. It is also important that counseling sessions take place in a comfortable, confidential environment. There are many reasons that people attend counseling, including a vast array of personal, social, academic and employment related concerns. Just as most people don’t only go to a Medical Doctor for severe emergencies, counseling isn’t only for those facing extreme challenges. Mental wellness is as important as physical wellness, and while Rob promotes seeking treatment when in distress, he also encourages proactive and preventative measures, as well.
What to Expect
The initial sessions will involve an assessment. Much like a first visit with a new physician, the first session will involve completing forms, sharing background information, and establishing goals. Because so many factors go into who we are, it is important that we discuss any information that may have a bearing on the reasons for attending counseling, as well as detailing any personal goals in coming to counseling. Since every situation is different the assessment period varies but typically lasts from one to three sessions. This assessment period is also a time to ask questions and for you and Rob to decide if you can work successfully together. During the initial assessment Rob will work with you to establish goals and to discuss all available options in achieving them. These goals will be discussed and evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that the therapeutic process is having its intended effect.
Most sessions with Rob last between 45 and 55 minutes.
For answers to the questions Rob receives most, including those about hours, availability, insurance, and payment, be sure to read the FAQ.