941-462-4807 meg@megberrylcsw.com

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy and group therapy often provide quicker results when combined

Helping first responders and medical professionals move from internal turmoil to internal control through online and in person counseling

What I know about coming to therapy:

– It can be scary.
– Often people have unspoken questions: What will this therapist be like? Will I feel comfortable with them? Will they be able to help me?
– Unknowns are frequently scary and it is normal to have these questions and more.
 
The initial call:
When you make the initial call, before we talk about anything else, I will ask you what you are looking to achieve through therapy to ensure I am the right therapist to help you with what you are looking for. This is where our relationship begins.
If we agree that I am the right therapist for you, we will then talk about payment, what treatment will look like and schedule our first session.
 
The first session:
The first session tends to be about an hour and a half to make sure I fully explain treatment and fully understand you and your needs.
When you come for your first session, we will go over the necessary paperwork, take care of payment, I will explain the course of treatment and the format of sessions, and we will begin the assessment so I can better understand you and how to help you achieve your goal(s).
 
Next steps:
At the end of the session, we will document our session together so you know what is in your record, and schedule our next session.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy consists of once per week 1 on 1 therapy with a client and myself on a HIPAA compliant web platform or in an office setting for an average of 45-60 minutes each session, although some sessions are 90 minutes.
 
My HIPAA compliant website allows you to wait in a virtual “waiting room” for me, have your therapy session, and pay me right from the website. You will need an internet connection (Chrome or Safari) and a webcam.
 
Length of treatment varies on several factors and can last only a few sessions to several years. During the sessions, I work with you on your goals helping you gain freedom from what is preventing you from living your life the way you want.
 
For some people, a combination of individual and group therapy is more effective than just individual therapy alone. See my Group Therapy page for my group therapy description.

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