What to Expect/Start Counseling
At Second Stories Therapeutic Interventions, we understand that coming to counseling is not always easy. We want to help you feel as comfortable as possible with taking that first step to reach out for support.
At the initial session, informed consent will be reviewed. Informed consent means that together we will go over expectations of counseling, confidentiality, therapy practices used, including limitations and risks, fees, and any other questions you may have. Upon mutual agreement, therapy will begin.
As counseling begins, information will be gathered on the presenting issue, and your history. Goals will be set, and we will begin working together to achieve them.
Because it is important that you feel comfortable with the counselor you choose, and any recommendations made, know that you can end treatment at any time if you do not feel properly matched to a therapist. Also know that Second Stories prioritizes what is in your best interest. If at any time, your therapist feels she is not the best match for you, she will inform you of this, and refer you as needed.
Individual Counseling for Adolescent
Important information for Parents/Guardians: By law, children 12 years and older have the right to confidentiality. This means that information cannot be shared with parents or guardians unless given written consent by the youth him/herself.