therapy faqs - counseling explained

Should you tell your therapist everything?

Yes. We understand the hesitancy and not wanting to open up completely. But when we hide things in counseling, that’s only suppressing things from yourself.

The Counseling Process

The counseling process is collaborative. The counselor does not fix the client; the work requires interaction and commitment from both parties. (Krishnan)

The goal of counseling is to create a better understanding of yourself. Your therapist will never judge you.

We need to look at things we’re not proud of and look at intrusive thoughts. It is ok to honor your own time, though. The stuff we hide is natural. We do this for survival.

If it takes 6 months to open up completely, that’s ok.

But do not be afraid to look in the shadows. The shadows are there to protect you and are not bad.

Bottom line, even if it seems scary, your counselor is on your side and the more you share, the better help you’ll receive. The less you share, the less your counselor will have access to help.

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How to get started with counseling

We’ll start by arraging a free phone consultation with you an one of our trusted thereapist. You'll briefly discuss your needs and decide if you'd like to process with booking a session. Many clients opt for a combination of online and in-office sessions; others choose one or the other as their schedule demands - we offer both to suit your needs!

We offer online therapy to Arizona residents and in-person therapy for those in the Scottsdale are - and we are currently accepting new clients.

Take the first step today...

At Claibourne Counseling, we offer a supportive and collaborative environment – we’re here to help when you’re ready!