Thinking about pursuing therapy? Here are a few questions you might have about the process and the Hinsdale Therapy Group practice.
Q: How do I get started?
A: We know that this can be the hardest part. When you call our office or send us an email, one of our therapists will do a brief assessment of your needs. We can then determine which therapist would be the best fit for you and answer any questions about the process, pricing, etc.
Q: What is the first visit like?
A: During the first session, you and your therapist will set the groundwork. You’ll be asked questions about your history, current challenges and therapy goals. Our therapists are very experienced and well-trained in guiding this conversation and will make it as easy and comfortable as possible.
Throughout the session, your therapist will continue to ask questions and may share some initial thoughts and opinions/recommendations. Towards the end of the session, we will talk about setting up a regularly scheduled visit to begin working with you on your goals.
Q: Are the sessions completely confidential?
A: Yes, everything said during therapy is 100% confidential. Not only from a legal and ethical perspective (it is mandatory for all licensed therapists), but also because we treat each client’s story with great respect and care. It is an honor that our clients share their private lives with us and we see it as our duty to make sure that their stories are protected.
Q. How frequent are visits?
A: We usually recommend starting with weekly sessions to give the process some momentum and then re-assessing needs/progress as we go along.
Q: How long does it take to see positive results?
A: It can depend on the challenges faced and the goals of the client. The process and time it takes is flexible in order to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Goals may be met in three to five sessions or a client may benefit most if they continue in therapy for one or more years. Your therapist will collaborate with you in assessing progress as you go along in order to determine when your needs/goals have been met.