Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Counseling Help?

Counseling can help you identify and strengthen your positive qualities, provide support during transition, help you understand and break negative patterns, help you gain perspective on a situation, solve a problem or heal from emotional wounds or upsetting situations. Counseling can also help you to become more aware of your own emotions, attitudes and behavioral patterns and how they influence your interactions. In all, Counseling can help you grow into a stronger individual.

Do I need therapy?

The fact that you are considering reaching out for help is a sign that you could probably benefit from meeting with a professional. If you feel that you are trapped in a cycle of negative emotions, behaviors, relationships or thoughts, you could benefit from therapy. During your first session you and your therapist will identify these and set goals to overcome them.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Deborah Perry is a preferred provider for most insurance companies. Please to call and verify your insurance benefits so you are aware of any out of pocket expenses, i.e. deductibles and co-pays.

What Can I expect in my first Visit?

We understand that you are probably feeling some apprehension about your first session and we will do all we can to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Your first session is a good chance for you to get to know your therapist and make sure he/she is a “good fit” for you. Your therapist will ask you questions to become acquainted with you. He or she will also ask you questions regarding why you chose to come to counseling, what your goals are, and other information about your emotional, behavioral and relationship history.

How Long Does Counseling Take?

How long counseling will take depends on the individual and their specific situation. Some people see improvement in as little as a few sessions, others may continue for months, often with increased periods of time between appointments. All sessions are 50 minutes long.

We recommend that you follow through with counseling until you have accomplished the goals that you and your counselor discussed at the beginning. If you find at any time that you would like to terminate your counseling, we ask that you schedule at least one last appointment to discuss your progress and how to maintain it in the future.

Is therapy confidential?

All client-therapist conversations are private and confidential. It is also confidential information that a person is even meeting with a counselor. Information is never disclosed without written permission. There are some exceptions to this: suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, if a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person or if a client intends to harm himself or herself.

How Can I Schedule an Appointment?

To schedule an appointment call 224 636-8911 or 262 290-5295.