ONLINE TEXAS COUNSELING
Patty’s counseling practice, over the years, has zeroed in on individuals and their families who are dealing with the difficulties of:
• Relationship Disagreements
• Anger Management
• Grief from Loss of a Loved One or Friend
• Serious Physical Health Issues
• Family Unhappiness Issues
• The diagnoses that a relative or friend has been
diagnosed to have a fatal disease or has died without
• Those who have lived their lives with unhappiness
who have been unable to conquer that condition.
From the first meeting, Patty will ask you to express the underlayment of your cause of unhappiness, its breath. You will quickly find your own self-assurance that Patty’s approach to counseling is, by her nature, compassionate and nonjudgmental.
Your times with her will truly be dedicated to her assurance that it will always be perfectly safe and supportive.
SO, WHAT DO I SAY ABOUT ME AS AN LPC?
Let me again emphasize, Welcome to the counseling practice of Patricia Ann “Patty” Cherry, M.Ed., LPC, where, for over 35 years, healing has begun for clients and transformation has thrived.
AND IT CAN FOR YOU AS WELL – HERE’S HOW:
I begin with the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Method which has an eighty-year history for accurately testing the root causes of depression. Therefore, in most cases I can quickly zero in on the cause and together we can select and begin your private treatment.
In most cases, finding the cause and the seriousness are the two-part tricks to zero in on your personal treatment, and you’ll sense it in your heart that diligently responding to my questions is the perfect path toward the ultimate solution as well.
So, the final question that needs to be answered for you is, “How many sessions do I need to have with you before I begin to feel significant relief?” That honestly depends on several factors. First and foremost is how deep your trauma is. Second, is how willing you are to put your total mind and matter and belief that it really is up to you to follow my guidance.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FIRST COUNSELING SESSION
During your first counseling session, it’s normal to feel a mix of emotions, including nervousness, relief, or even uncertainty. The purpose of the initial session is to establish a foundation for the therapeutic relationship and gather important information. Here’s what you can generally expect:
l. Introductions and paperwork: The session may begin with some
administrative tasks, such as reviewing or completing forms, discussing confidentiality, and information on the counselor’s approach to therapy.
2. Building rapport: I will aim to create a safe and supportive environment, allowing you to gradually open up and feel comfortable. I may ask questions to get to know you better, such as inquiring about your background, current concerns, and reasons for seeking therapy.
3. Exploring your concerns: You will have the opportunity to discuss the issues or challenges that brought you to counseling. Therapists ask questions to help explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to those concerns. Your relevant history or past events that could be influencing your current situation will be addressed.
4. Goal setting: Together, we will establish goals for therapy. This involves clarifying what you hope to achieve or work on during the counseling process. These goals can be both short term and long term and can be adjusted as therapy progresses.
5. Discussing therapeutic: The therapeutic approach and techniques used will be explained. In addition, we can estimate the duration of therapy and the structure of the sessions.
6. Addressing questions and concerns: You are encouraged to ask questions you may have about the counseling process and any concerns that come to mind.
7. Explain confidentiality: We will review the limits of confidentiality and the circumstances in which I am required to disclose information such as a risk to harm yourself or others.
8. Next steps: Toward the end of the meeting, we will summarize what was discussed and collaboratively determine the next steps in your therapy journey.
Please remember, the first sessions will be an opportunity for you to share your story, set goals, and establish a strong foundation for the counseling process. I am here to support you and guide you towards emotional well-being.
However, the general answer is a beginning where you answer my questions, a middle where we discuss those problems, and finally the slide into home base for your winning run. Ten regular, close together sessions are a realistic number for determining the number of future sessions, it any, With that narrative as the scene setter, let’s hear from Patty, herself!