Session Framework: what our sessions might look like

Initial session Introduce myself and give a little information on my credentials. Check your valid photo ID to verify that you are who you say you are. Review the In Case of Emergency plan. I'll also review who your emergency contact is with you and jot down your current location address. Review the housekeeping paperwork … Continue reading Session Framework: what our sessions might look like

What People Think Therapy is vs What it Actually is

What people think it is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. What it actually is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. • Making changes to thoughts and behaviors. • Psychoeducation. • Building awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. • Between session work. • Learning and practicing coping strategies. • Working on becoming less … Continue reading What People Think Therapy is vs What it Actually is

About Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

I use the person-centered perspective when working with clients because it is so important to keep WHO that person is in mind when helping them figure out what they need and how to reach their goals. A person needs an empowering environment, meaningful relationships, a champion for change, proper facilitation and coordination, and agreed achievements … Continue reading About Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

The Value of Seeing a Therapist: what does your therapist do when they’re not in session?

More about therapy 4 FAQ ABOUT SHANNON’S COUNSELING SERVICES WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TALK ABOUT IN THERAPY? MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY: WHAT PEOPLE THINK IT IS VS. WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS ARE YOU FEELING ANXIOUS ABOUT GOING TO COUNSELING? ONLINE COUNSELING CAN HELP HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF COUNSELING DO … Continue reading The Value of Seeing a Therapist: what does your therapist do when they’re not in session?