Hello. My name is Sevin Philips, and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. I’m here to give you some information about our center. I want to answer questions that you might have. If you’re new to therapy, you might be wondering: how does this work? And, what can I expect? Maybe if you’ve been to therapy before and you’re wondering: are we the right fit for you? I want to give you some information that’s going to answer some of those questions.
First of all, everyone runs into issues in their life, and we don’t have the answers to it. We need help sometimes, and it’s completely normal and natural to reach out for help. Reaching out to a licensed professional can be a very smart thing to do. We’ve been helping people for many years, and we have insights that not everyone has about issues that we’re running into in our lives.
First of all, we’re probably going to get to know you by listening to you. We want to know your thoughts, your feelings, and your opinions about your life. And we’re going to be very interactive in that process; we’re going to ask questions and be curious. And that kind of dialogue can be very helpful. First of all, it’s going to help us get to know you so that we can help you in really effective ways. And in that interactive dialogue, you’re also going to discover, perhaps, insights to what’s going on in your life, perhaps epiphanies that you’ve never had before that can be very illuminating, and in and of it itself, can be helpful for clients.
Once we get to a place that we feel like it’s a good place to move forward, we are solution-focused therapists so we’re going to help you create a roadmap to move forward in your life so that you can experience greater joy and move through your life issue. That’s our goal in therapy. We are coaches and mentors, and we’re going to help you along that process, and we’re going to go at your own pace.
We have a lot of videos and articles on our website and I recommend you check it out. It’s a great way to get to know who we are, the kinds of advice that we can give. And, of course, if you want to reach out on the phone, that could probably be the best thing you can do for yourself because, first of all, one of our receptionists is going to be able to answer the phone and give you the basic practical information that you might need, but if you want to talk to one of our therapists, they’ll direct you to them. And you can tell them a little bit about who you are and what’s going on in your life, and that way, you can get to know your therapist on the phone before you make a commitment and come into therapy.
We also help people who have out-of-network coverage with their insurance carrier or have some sort of employee benefit through work. We can often give invoices to help you, so it’s good to check your resources on your end to see if you have some benefits like that. We specialize in a solution-focused approach to individual counseling, couples therapy, couples counseling and marriage counseling.
I hope this was helpful. And if you would like some help, please reach out and ask us. Thank you.