SUE TEICH, LCSW-R

THERAPIST

COMMON QUESTIONS

Do I need therapy?
Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. While you may have been able to cope with the challenges you’ve encountered, it’s always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. In fact, when you realize you need a helping hand, you’re taking responsibility to face the things you encounter in daily life. Sometimes just making the appointment can bring a great deal of relief.  Therapy will give you long - term benefits and the tools you need to overcome whatever difficulties you encounter. 
 
How can therapy help me?
There are many benefits to participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support and help you find relief for issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and relationship problems. Counseling is extremely valuable in managing personal growth, relationships, and the many challenges faced in daily life. By applying therapy techniques, therapists can provide different perspectives on complicated problems or even guide you towards a solution. It helps you help yourself.  
 
What happens during therapy?
Therapy may be different depending on the goals and the needs of the person. Typically speaking, we will discuss the things that are currently happening in your life, things that happened in the past that are relevant to your issues, and review the gains we’ve had from the previous session. Ultimately, I want to help you bring what you’ve discovered or learned during therapy back into your daily life.
 
Medication vs. Therapy
Medication cannot solve your mental and emotional problems alone. Therapy is needed in order to address the source of your distress and behavior patterns. I believe in learning skills, not just taking pills. 
 
Will our conversations remain confidential?
Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What you discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else. By law, your therapist can’t release this information without your written consent, except in the following situations:
 
  • The therapist suspects there is past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults or elders.
  • The therapist suspects the client is in danger of harming themselves or has threatened to harm another person.

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