Our Approach to Counseling
Equinox Counseling wants to make it easy for you to find a therapist that can support your needs or the needs of a loved one. We utilize scientifically proven psychotherapy treatments that create a trusting and positive therapeutic relationship with your counselor. Mindfulness stress reduction is used as part of our sessions as we work together for a happier, healthier life for you or your child.
We value every client relationship. Research suggests that a trusting alliance with your counselor is the most critical catalyst for healing. This alliance is vital to us, and we work to cultivate a positive, non-judgmental, and relaxed environment in which to provide the calming support needed for you or your loved one.
2.Becoming a Client
As a client of Equinox Counseling, you will need to complete background information and sign required documents. You will recognize some of the forms because they are similar to ones your doctor or dentist would have your complete.
This process can be done electronically from anywhere and allows us to review this information before your first session. It also means that we won’t be using any session time sit and fill out paperwork.
Your therapist will send you some or all of these forms. Please take the time to review these thoroughly and let us know if you have any questions.
- Informed Consent for Psychotherapy
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Intake Questionaire
4. Your Regular Sessions
Regular sessions are typically 50 minutes every week. During these sessions, we focus on treating the individual; not merely the illness, conditions, or diagnosis. People are unique and complex, and all of these components need to be taken into consideration for a customized therapeutic approach. Each session will build on the previous ones, and you will be provided with tools and strategies to try outside the therapy setting.
We are firm believers in assessing the effectiveness of our therapy. In some cases, we use specific assessments to measure prominent symptoms at the beginning, towards the middle, and at the end of treatment to measure progress and results. We do this for adults, but especially for children; since they are not always reliable reporters of their inner experience. These assessments will show us improvements, and if what we are doing is working or needs to be changed.