Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I need therapy? People come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. One of the best motivations is a desire to change for the better in a manner that significantly improves  quality of life. Whether a relationship challenge, difficult life transition or  pressing mental health issue, C-2-C strives to assist clients  in connecting to resources that bring about much needed relief thru positive change.  A free 10-minute phone consultation is available to further determine if counseling is the right choice for you.
  • How is marriage and family therapy different from other forms of counseling? MFTs are trained as systems-based therapists who seek to engage the client(s) within the context of the greater family network.
  • How many sessions are involved if I choose to participate in counseling at C-2-C? An initial phone conversation precedes the first  counseling session. Once the treatment goal is identified and agreed upon by client and therapist, treatment duration optimally concludes with the satisfactory attainment of the desired endstate.
  • When is payment required? At the beginning of the session unless prior arrangements have been made before the scheduled day of the appointment.
  • Can I pursue marital counseling even if my spouse chooses not to? Yes. Oftentimes change in one partner triggers change in the other. While there are no guarantees that this indeed will be the case, relationships stand a better chance of improving even if only one partner is actively engaged in counseling. The goal of couples counseling at C-2-C is for both parties to be involved in the process at the earliest opportunity. 
  • How does C-2-C work with children? It depends upon the nature of the challenge(s) at hand. Oftentimes children do well learning new coping skills coupled with parental training that improves the structure of the home environment. When needed, medicine may also be part of the treatment approach but never as the first option unless otherwise warranted.