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Rachel Coleman, LMFT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

The content that occurs in each therapy session is unique and caters to each client and their specific goals. Most sessions last around fifty minutes and we utilize the time by identifying current stressors and how they relate to both short term and long term goals. Clients help set goals in the Intake session and periodically throughout treatment. We always keep these in mind during sessions by incorporating psychoeducational components, therapeutic interventions, or processing current struggles. Most clients typically schedule weekly sessions. I recommend therapy at least once a week in order to stay on course.  

What is therapy Like?

What are your office hours?

I am available for face-to-face sessions on Monday and Thursday’s based on availability. I offer video chat or phone sessions for a reduced rate to be set up according to your schedule outside of my office hours.

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

 

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.