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What are the benefits of therapy?
Therapy can provide a fresh perspective about difficult situations
or exploration of alternatives for arriving at desired solutions. The
therapist will allow clients to explore their inner desires and
provide guidance towards finding solutions to the challenges that
they are faced with. Clients can hope to gain a better
understanding of themselves and the world around them while
also gaining insight into their personal goals and values. The
benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how much you
emotionally invest in the process and put into practice what you
learn.

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Is therapy confidential?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communications
between a client and a therapist. No disclosure of information will
take place without the client’s written permission. The following
are exceptions to this rule:

Suspected child/dependent adult/elder abuse or neglect. The
therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate
authorities immediately.

Threats of serious bodily harm to another person or persons.
The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended
victim.

Intention to harm self.  The therapist will make every effort to
enlist the client’s cooperation in insuring his or her personal
safety. If the client does not cooperate, further measures may be
taken without his or her permission in efforts to ensure that
person’s safety.  

When there is a valid court order compelling records or witness
testimony.
Counseling with C.A.R.E.
2130 W. Brandon Blvd. Suite 102
Brandon, FL  33511
Phone  (813) 484-5064
Fax  (813) 681-8881
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Why do people seek therapy?
Someone once said that when the pain of where we are exceeds
the fear of where we are going change will occur.

People come to therapy for many reasons, but most come for
support and guidance. Some find themselves needing support
after the loss of a loved one, the termination of a relationship,
chronic pain or illness, abuse or neglect, depression or anxiety,
after major life changes or adjustments, stress management, a
traumatic event or just guidance for personal growth.

What can I expect from therapy?
One of the most important parts of therapy is the formation of a
therapeutic alliance between you and your therapist. It is
imperative that you feel safe to discuss and explore feelings and
emotions associated with presenting needs.

The first session will be 75 minutes and will consist of the
therapist going over the guidelines of therapy and performing a
full assessment of your current needs.  Subsequent sessions will
be 50 minutes in length. Together you and your therapist will
discuss and formulate treatment goals. The goals of therapy will
be reviewed regularly with you and each session will be geared
towards interventions focused on those goals. Those who
present with extreme distress may require more than one
session per week, but most will benefit from weekly sessions.
Between those sessions it is imperative to think about, process
and  practice what has been discussed previously. You may
often be asked to perform certain activities or projects outside of
the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or
keeping records. For therapy to be effective, you must be an
active participant both in and out of the therapy sessions.
People seeking therapy are willing to take responsibility for their
actions and work towards self-change while creating greater
awareness in their lives.
Common Questions Regarding Therapy