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4989 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092
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Understanding Therapy and How It Heals
Do you have questions about therapy?
We have answers for you.
While a counselor may not make your problems simply go away, the rewards that you reap from therapy are invaluable. You will experience trust and openness with someone else—perhaps for the first time in your life—and you will learn how to counsel yourself. If you have a real desire to understand yourself and to seek positive change, therapy can help you achieve your goals.
People seek therapy for many reasons. Regardless of what first led you to seek help, a trained, professional counselor can help you sort out the problems or issues that are weighing you down and negatively affecting your life and well-being.
To make an appointment for an initial consultation, call (770) 246-2588. Appointments may be scheduled within days of your phone call, and even more quickly in the case of emergencies. Are you unsure if therapy is for you? After your initial consultation, there is no obligation to continue if you are uncomfortable.
Whatever you say during therapy is confidential, unless you give your counselor explicit permission to share information with others. However, your counselor is required by law to break confidentiality to protect you or someone else from harm. Your counselor will be able to answer any questions you may have about confidentiality or its limits.
Sutherland Psychotherapy Associates participates in many health insurance programs, managed-care programs, and employee assistance programs. Please call the office at (770) 246-2588 for the most updated information on these plans.
You will talk with your therapist about the issues that motivated you to seek therapy and you will be able to ask any questions you might have. Working with you, your therapist will suggest a personalized treatment approach and help you to identify your treatment goals.
Sometimes it is easier to discuss your problems with someone who is not a friend or a family member—someone who will not be influenced by biases and preconceptions they may have about you. A professional counselor will listen to you and work to understand you in an objective, nonjudgmental manner.
Your counselor expects that you may feel anxious or uncomfortable at first, which is a normal way to feel. Your counselor will put you at ease by creating an accepting environment. As you begin to trust your counselor, you will feel more relaxed and open to talking about your problems or issues.
It is acceptable, and in fact helpful, to be able to express intense emotions during therapy. When you let these feelings emerge, you begin the process of healing and you also learn a lot about yourself. Your counselor provides a safe environment where you are free to express any strong feelings you may have.