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Unveiling the Path to Wellness with Our Informative FAQs

At The Sanctuary of Wellness, we believe in empowering you with the knowledge and understanding you need to embark on your healing journey with confidence. Our FAQ page is designed to address common questions and concerns about our therapeutic services, team, and center policies. By providing clear and concise answers, we aim to support you in making informed decisions about your mental health care. Should you have additional questions or require further clarification, our compassionate team is always available to assist you. Let us help you navigate your path to wellness with the guidance and information you deserve.

If you do not bill my insurance, are my services covered?

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan once you submit a superbill to your provider with all the information necessary for reimbursement. Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage Parity laws require most health plans to apply similar rules to mental health benefits as they do for medical/surgical benefits. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions of your insurance provider:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that you let us know at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment if you will be unable to make it; we may be able to keep your scheduled appointment using video/teletherapy. You will be charged the full session fee if you provide us with less than 24 hours notice or if you do not show for your appointment, whether in-person or virtually.

What are your hours?

Each of our therapists sets their own hours, which vary widely. Please contact us to find out the hours for the therapist you are interested in working with!

How do I choose the right therapist for me?

Choosing a therapist is a highly personal process, as no two therapists are alike. We do our best to match you with one of our skilled therapists who will best suit your needs, personality and therapeutic modalities that work best for you! And if you do not feel your therapist and you connect in the way you would like then you may transfer to another therapist in the practice. We want you to feel confident in the decision you’re making in this process.

Why do I need therapy? I can just talk to my friends or family about my problems.

While family and friends often mean well when giving advice, this advice is often biased. Therapists don’t give advice; we provide an unbiased and non-judgmental space while guiding our clients to their own understanding and conclusion. In doing so, you can be certain that you are the one in control!

How many sessions will I need?

This is a highly individualized question, as some people need only 8-10 sessions, while others may benefit from more long-term care. There are many factors that go into the continuation of care. However, you can be certain that we want to help our clients grow! We love it when our clients tell us they feel they are in a good place and want to reduce the frequency of sessions or take a break from therapy, because that means we did our job!

How many sessions will it take for me to see a change?

The number of sessions needed to see a change varies for each individual. Some people experience positive changes after just a few sessions, while others may need more time to achieve their goals. Our compassionate therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique needs and supports your progress every step of the way. Remember, seeking help is a brave step, and we are here to support you on your journey to mental well-being.

How much does therapy cost?

We offer competitive and transparent pricing for therapy services. The cost of therapy can depend on various factors, including the type of therapy, session duration, and the qualifications of the therapist. To get an accurate understanding of the cost, we recommend reaching out to our friendly team who will be happy to discuss our pricing options and help you find the best fit for your needs. We believe in making mental health care accessible and strive to provide value for our clients while maintaining a high standard of professional and compassionate care.

How long is therapy?

The duration of therapy varies for each individual and depends on various factors, including the nature of the concerns being addressed, your specific goals, and your progress throughout the therapeutic process. Some people may find significant relief and progress in a relatively short period, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy to achieve deeper and lasting changes. Ultimately, the length of therapy is a collaborative decision between you and your therapist, and we are committed to supporting you for as long as it takes to achieve your desired outcomes and maintain optimal mental well-being. Our focus is on providing quality care and helping you build the tools and resilience necessary for a fulfilling and emotionally healthy life.

What does the first session look like?

Your first therapy session at our mental health group practice is an essential and supportive step toward better mental well-being. During this initial meeting, our compassionate therapist will focus on getting to know you and understanding your unique needs and concerns. The first session typically involves the following elements:

  1. Introductions: The therapist will warmly welcome you, introduce themselves, and create a comfortable environment for open communication.
  2. Background Information: You’ll have the opportunity to share relevant personal and medical history, as well as any specific challenges or goals you wish to address in therapy.
  3. Establishing Trust: The therapist will emphasize confidentiality and trust, encouraging you to express yourself openly and honestly.
  4. Listening and Validation: Our therapist will actively listen and validate your feelings, experiences, and emotions without judgment. Your thoughts and emotions are essential, and we want you to feel heard and understood.
  5. Assessment: The therapist may ask questions to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and assess your current emotional state.
  6. Discussion of Goals: Together, you and the therapist will discuss your therapy goals and what you hope to achieve through the therapeutic process.
  7. Treatment Plan: Based on the information gathered, the therapist will collaboratively create a personalized treatment plan that outlines the techniques and approaches that will be used to address your needs effectively.
  8. Addressing Questions: If you have any questions or concerns about therapy or the process, this is an excellent time to discuss them.
  9. Building Rapport: Establishing a positive therapeutic relationship is crucial. The first session is an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable working with the therapist and whether their approach aligns with your preferences.

Remember that the first session is just the beginning, and therapy is a process that evolves over time. Our goal is to support you throughout your mental health journey, and together, we will work towards fostering positive changes, growth, and emotional well-being. If you’re ready to take this courageous step toward healing, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

How do I find the right therapist?

Finding the right therapist is essential for a successful and positive therapeutic experience. Here are some steps to help you find the therapist that best fits your needs:

  1. Clarify your needs: Take some time to reflect on what you hope to achieve through therapy. Consider the specific challenges you’re facing, your therapy goals, and the type of support you’re seeking.
  2. Research Credentials and Specialties: Look for therapists who are licensed, accredited, and specialize in the areas you want to address. For example, if you’re dealing with anxiety, finding a therapist experienced in treating anxiety disorders can be beneficial.
  3. Check Therapists’ Websites: Visit therapists’ websites to learn more about their backgrounds, approaches, and areas of expertise. Many therapists provide information about their therapeutic style and the populations they work with.
  4. Ask Questions: During a consultation or initial session, ask questions about their therapeutic approach, experience, success with similar issues, and what to expect from the therapeutic process.
  5. Assess the Therapeutic Relationship: Pay attention to how you feel during the consultation or first session. It’s crucial to have a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and understood.
  6. Consider Logistics: Think about practical factors, such as the therapist’s location, availability, and whether they offer in-person or online sessions.
  7. Trust Your Instincts: Ultimately, trust your instincts and choose the therapist with whom you feel the most connection and confidence. A strong therapeutic relationship is vital for successful therapy.

Remember that finding the right therapist may take time and effort, but it’s worth the investment to find a supportive and compassionate professional who can help you on your journey to better mental health. At The Sanctuary of Wellness, we are committed to providing the best care possible, and we encourage you to explore your options to find the therapist who best meets your needs and feels like the right fit for you.

Do you prescribe medication?

At The Sanctuary of Wellness, we focus on providing compassionate therapy and counseling services to support your mental well-being. However, we do not prescribe medication. Instead, we work collaboratively with our clients to address their concerns through evidence-based therapeutic techniques and personalized treatment plans. If medication is deemed necessary for your mental health needs, we can refer you to a qualified psychiatrist or medical professional who can assess your situation and provide appropriate medication management.

How can therapy help me?

Therapy can offer numerous benefits and play a vital role in enhancing your overall well-being. Here are some ways therapy can help you: offers emotional support, insight and self-understanding, knowledge of coping skills, problem-solving techniques, improved communication, behavioral changes, trauma healing, stress reduction, increased self-esteem, adjustment in life transitions, improved coping with mental health conditions and personal growth! Our goal is to empower you to lead a more fulfilling and emotionally healthy life, and we are here to support you every step of the way on your journey to mental well-being.

Do I really need therapy?

Deciding whether you need therapy is a personal and individual choice. Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of situations and concerns, but ultimately, the decision to seek therapy depends on your unique circumstances and needs. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if therapy might be helpful for you:

  1. Persistent Challenges: If you are facing persistent emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges that are affecting your daily life, relationships, or overall well-being, therapy can provide support and guidance in addressing and resolving these issues.
  2. Feeling Overwhelmed: If you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, sadness, or other intense emotions and are struggling to cope, therapy can offer coping strategies and emotional support.
  3. Life Transitions: Significant life transitions, such as a career change, loss of a loved one, or major life events, can be challenging to navigate. Therapy can provide a helpful space to process and adapt to these changes.
  4. Relationship Issues: If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships with partners, family members, or friends, therapy can help improve communication and foster healthier connections.
  5. Low Self-Esteem: If you struggle with low self-esteem or self-confidence, therapy can help you develop a more positive self-image and build self-empowerment.
  6. Trauma or Past Wounds: If you have experienced trauma or have unresolved emotional wounds from the past, therapy can support healing and recovery.
  7. Lack of Direction: If you feel lost or unsure about your life’s direction or purpose, therapy can help you explore your goals and values, leading to greater clarity.
  8. Personal Growth: Therapy is not solely for addressing problems; it can also be beneficial for personal growth, self-awareness, and achieving your full potential.
  9. Support Network: Even if you have a supportive network of friends and family, talking to a trained therapist can offer an objective and professional perspective on your concerns.
  10. Preventative Care: Seeking therapy proactively, even when not in crisis, can be a valuable way to build resilience and develop coping skills for future challenges.

Remember, therapy is not just for severe or long-standing issues; it can be a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their mental well-being and lead a more fulfilling life. Ultimately, the decision to pursue therapy is entirely up to you, and if you are uncertain, consider reaching out for an initial consultation with a therapist to explore your options and see if therapy feels like the right fit for you. At our mental health group practice, we are here to support you and provide compassionate care, whether you are seeking therapy for specific challenges or for personal growth and self-improvement.

Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

As a mental health group practice, we understand the importance of providing accessible care to our clients. We do accept insurance from various providers to help make our services more affordable and attainable for individuals seeking therapy. The process of using insurance for therapy typically involves the following steps:

  1. Insurance Verification: Before your first session, we will help you verify your insurance coverage. This involves checking your benefits, including coverage for mental health services, co-pays, deductibles, and the number of sessions allowed per year.
  2. Understanding Your Coverage: We will explain your insurance coverage to you, including any out-of-pocket costs you may be responsible for, such as co-pays or co-insurance.
  3. Submitting Claims: After each therapy session, we will handle the process of submitting claims to your insurance company on your behalf. This includes providing the necessary documentation and information about the services provided.
  4. Approval and Payment: Depending on your insurance plan and the services rendered, the insurance company will process the claims and provide payment directly to us. You may also receive Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements from your insurance company, detailing the coverage and any amounts you may owe.
  5. Co-Pays and Deductibles: If your insurance plan requires co-pays or if you have a deductible, you will be responsible for making those payments according to the terms of your policy.
  6. Confidentiality: Rest assured that we prioritize your privacy and maintain confidentiality throughout the insurance process.

It’s essential to note that insurance coverage can vary significantly depending on your specific policy. Some plans may cover the full cost of therapy, while others may have limitations on the number of sessions or require you to pay a portion of the fees. Our team will work closely with you to help you understand your coverage and make the best use of your insurance benefits. If you have any questions or concerns about using insurance for therapy, please feel free to reach out to us. We are dedicated to providing transparency and support to ensure you have a positive and stress-free experience in accessing mental health care. Your well-being is our priority, and we are committed to helping you receive the care you need.

What if I don't know what I want to work on but I think I need to talk to someone?

If you feel the need to talk to someone but are unsure about specific goals or concerns, that’s completely normal. Many people seek therapy without having a clear idea of what they want to work on initially, and that’s okay. Therapy can be valuable for exploring your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences, even if you’re not sure where to start. Here’s what you can expect when you decide to talk to a therapist without a specific focus:

  1. Exploratory Conversations: Your first few therapy sessions will likely involve exploratory conversations. The therapist will encourage you to share what’s on your mind, any areas of your life that are causing you distress, and any emotions you are experiencing.
  2. Creating a Safe Space: The therapist will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express yourself openly. They will listen attentively and validate your feelings, helping you feel heard and understood.
  3. Identifying Themes: As you talk about your experiences, the therapist may start to identify recurring themes or patterns. This can help guide the therapeutic process and uncover underlying issues that may be affecting your well-being.
  4. Goal Setting: Over time, as you and the therapist gain more insight into your thoughts and feelings, you may naturally start to identify specific areas you want to work on or goals you want to achieve.
  5. Collaborative Approach: Therapy is a collaborative process. The therapist will work with you to identify your needs and goals, creating a treatment plan that aligns with your preferences and objectives.
  6. Building Trust: Developing a strong therapeutic relationship is essential. The therapist will work to build trust and rapport with you, ensuring you feel comfortable and supported throughout the therapy process.
  7. No Pressure: You are not required to have all the answers or specific goals from the beginning. Therapy is about exploring, processing, and understanding yourself better at your own pace.

Remember, therapy can be a transformative experience, even if you start with uncertainty. It provides an opportunity to gain insights into yourself, improve self-awareness, and explore various aspects of your life. As you engage in therapy, you may naturally discover areas where you want to focus, and the therapist will be there to support you every step of the way.

Will I cry in therapy? What if I don't cry, what does that mean?

Whether or not you cry during therapy is entirely individual and varies from person to person. Crying is a natural and common emotional response, especially when discussing sensitive or deeply emotional topics. Your therapist is interested in understanding your emotions and experiences, regardless of whether tears are involved. They will work with you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and reactions, helping you gain insights into your concerns and develop coping strategies. Therapy is a collaborative journey, and your therapist is there to support you at your own pace and comfort level. Whether you express your emotions through tears or in other ways, your feelings are valid and essential to the therapeutic process. Trust the process and allow yourself to be open and honest in your discussions with your therapist, knowing that they are dedicated to your well-being and growth.

How do you talk about difficult things in therapy?

Talking about difficult things in therapy can feel challenging, but it is an essential part of the therapeutic process. Here are some tips to help you navigate these discussions with your therapist:

  1. Establish Trust: Trust is the foundation of therapy. Take your time to build a trusting relationship with your therapist, knowing that they are there to support you without judgment.
  2. Take It at Your Own Pace: You don’t have to share everything at once. It’s okay to start slowly and gradually open up about difficult topics as you feel more comfortable.
  3. Be Honest and Open: Share your thoughts and emotions honestly. Your therapist is there to listen and provide support, and they can only help you effectively if they understand what you’re experiencing.
  4. Use “I” Statements: When discussing challenging issues, use “I” statements to express your feelings and experiences directly. This can make it easier for both you and your therapist to navigate the conversation.
  5. Don’t Worry About Perfection: Therapy is a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. There’s no need to worry about saying the “right” thing or being perfect in your communication.
  6. Take Breaks When Needed: If discussing difficult emotions becomes overwhelming, it’s okay to take breaks during the session. Your therapist can guide you in grounding exercises or relaxation techniques to help manage intense feelings.
  7. Explore Emotions and Reactions: Your therapist may help you explore your emotional reactions to difficult topics. Understanding your feelings can provide valuable insights into your experiences.
  8. Identify Triggers: If certain topics are triggering for you, let your therapist know. Together, you can create strategies to manage triggers and create a safe environment for processing those topics.
  9. Practice Self-Compassion: Talking about difficult things can bring up strong emotions. Be kind to yourself and practice self-compassion throughout the process.
  10. Recognize Progress: Celebrate your bravery and progress in addressing difficult topics in therapy. Acknowledging your growth can be encouraging and motivating.

Our therapists are trained professionals who are skilled in handling difficult discussions and can support you through challenging emotions. They are there to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and experiences.

Why are therapists so quiet at times?

It’s important to note that every therapist has their unique style and approach to therapy, including the use of silence. The therapeutic use of silence is purposeful and is intended to facilitate deeper exploration, self-awareness, and personal growth for the client. If you ever feel uncomfortable with the amount of silence in your therapy sessions, don’t hesitate to discuss it with your therapist. Communication is vital in therapy, and sharing your thoughts and feelings about the therapeutic process can lead to a more productive and fulfilling experience.

Do therapists think about clients between sessions?

Yes, it is common for therapists to think about their clients between sessions. This is a natural part of the therapeutic process and can serve various purposes:

Reflection and Preparation: Therapists often reflect on the content of the previous session, considering what was discussed and any insights gained. This reflection helps them prepare for the next session and plan interventions or strategies that may be helpful.

Case Formulation: Therapists may think about their clients in the context of their broader treatment goals and therapeutic approach. They may consider how various factors, experiences, and emotions interact to create a comprehensive understanding of the client’s concerns.

Emotional Processing: Therapists may have emotional reactions to the stories and experiences their clients share. This can prompt self-reflection and exploration of their feelings to ensure they maintain objectivity and provide effective support to their clients.

Developing Treatment Plans: Between sessions, therapists may evaluate and modify treatment plans to best address their clients’ evolving needs and goals.

Empathy and Compassion: Thinking about clients between sessions is often an expression of empathy and compassion. Therapists genuinely care about their clients’ well-being and may consider how they can be most helpful in the therapeutic process.

Professional Growth: Reflecting on client cases can also contribute to a therapist’s ongoing professional development, enhancing their skills and understanding of various therapeutic approaches. It’s important to note that therapists are bound by strict ethical guidelines that prioritize client confidentiality and privacy. They are trained to manage their thoughts and emotions regarding clients responsibly, ensuring that information remains confidential and that their personal feelings do not influence their therapeutic work.

When should you stop therapy?

Deciding when to stop therapy is a personal and individual choice that can depend on various factors. Here are some considerations that may indicate it’s an appropriate time to consider ending therapy: achievement of goals, improved coping skills, increased self-awareness, stable mental health, or financial or practical reasons. It’s important to communicate openly with your therapist about your thoughts and considerations regarding ending therapy. They can provide valuable insights and support in making this decision. Additionally, some clients choose to continue with occasional “booster” sessions or return to therapy as needed when new challenges arise in the future. If you ever feel uncertain about ending therapy or need additional support, consider discussing your concerns with your therapist to ensure a smooth and empowering transition. Ultimately, the decision to stop therapy is yours, and your therapist is there to support you throughout the process.

Is in-person better than video? Does it make a difference?

The choice between in-person or video sessions for therapy depends on individual preferences, circumstances, and therapeutic needs. Both formats have their advantages and can be effective in providing quality mental health care. Here are some considerations for each option:

In-person therapy offers physical connection, observations of non-verbal cues, and an increased level of privacy and confidentiality. The disadvantages of in-person therapy can be the need for travel and inconvenience for some clients.

Video therapy offers convenience and accessibility, reducing travel time and allowing therapy to be conducted from the comfort of one’s home. The disadvantages are potential technology challenges, lack of physical presence, and privacy concerns for some clients.

Ultimately, the effectiveness of therapy is more dependent on the therapeutic relationship, the skills of the therapist, and the willingness of the client to engage in the process rather than the format of the sessions. Both in-person and video therapy can be highly beneficial, and the choice comes down to what feels most comfortable and accessible for you.

If you are unsure which format is best for you, consider trying both to see which one you prefer. Many mental health practices offer a mix of in-person and online options, providing flexibility to accommodate individual needs.

Can I bring my pet to the session?

If you are interested in bringing your pet or service animal to therapy, it’s essential to discuss this with your therapist in advance. They can clarify their policies and determine if it aligns with the therapeutic approach and the environment in which sessions are conducted. Always remember that open communication with your therapist is key to ensuring that you have a positive and supportive therapy experience. If your therapist cannot accommodate your request to bring your pet, they may be able to provide alternative ways to support your well-being during sessions.

Do any therapists offer intensive therapy at The Sanctuary of Wellness?

Absolutely! We offer intensive therapy programs tailored to meet individual needs and preferences. Our intensive therapy programs vary based on specific concerns and goals. They may involve more frequent sessions, longer sessions, or a combination of individual and group therapy formats. These programs are ideal for individuals seeking accelerated progress, greater depth in therapy, or those with time-sensitive mental health needs. For more information about our intensive therapy options, we encourage you to give us a call.

What to expect to feel after an EMDR session?

After an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) session, individuals may experience various emotions and physical sensations. EMDR is a specialized therapy designed to help process traumatic memories and reduce their emotional impact. Here are some common feelings and reactions you might expect after an EMDR session:

  1. Emotional Release: You may experience a sense of emotional release after an EMDR session. This can include feelings of relief, calmness, or a reduction in distress related to the targeted memory.
  2. Fatigue: EMDR sessions can be emotionally intense, and some individuals may feel tired or drained after the session.
  3. Vivid Dreams: It’s not uncommon to experience vivid dreams or increased dream activity after an EMDR session. This is a normal part of the brain’s processing of emotions and memories.
  4. Heightened Awareness: Some individuals may feel more alert or aware of their emotions and surroundings following an EMDR session.
  5. Shifts in Perspective: EMDR can lead to shifts in how you view and understand traumatic memories. You may notice changes in your thoughts or beliefs related to the targeted memory.
  6. Temporary Increase in Distress: In some cases, individuals may experience a temporary increase in distress immediately after an EMDR session. This is a normal part of the processing and should subside as the brain continues to integrate the experience.
  7. Improved Coping: Over time, EMDR can help individuals develop healthier coping mechanisms and reduce the emotional reactivity associated with traumatic memories.

It’s essential to communicate any significant reactions or experiences to your EMDR therapist during your follow-up sessions. They can provide support, validation, and further processing to ensure that your therapeutic progress is on track.

Please keep in mind that individual experiences with EMDR may vary, and not everyone will have the same reactions. Each person’s healing journey is unique, and your EMDR therapist will be there to guide you through the process with care and expertise.

Can I do EMDR if I don't have PTSD?

Absolutely! While Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is commonly associated with treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it can be beneficial for various other issues as well. EMDR is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that helps individuals process distressing memories and reduce their emotional impact. It has been shown to be effective for treating a range of mental health concerns, including:

  1. Anxiety and Panic Disorders: EMDR can be helpful in addressing anxiety-related conditions, including panic attacks, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.
  2. Depression: EMDR may be utilized as part of the treatment plan for individuals experiencing depression, especially when depression is linked to traumatic experiences or adverse life events.
  3. Childhood Trauma: EMDR can aid in processing unresolved trauma from childhood, helping individuals find healing and emotional resolution.
  4. Grief and Loss: EMDR can be used to process the emotions associated with grief and loss, enabling individuals to navigate their grief in a healthier way.
  5. Performance Anxiety: EMDR has been used to address performance-related anxiety, such as public speaking anxiety or test anxiety.
  6. Self-Esteem Issues: EMDR can help individuals work through past experiences that have negatively impacted their self-esteem and self-worth.
  7. Relationship Issues: For some individuals, EMDR can be beneficial in processing past traumas or events that are affecting their current relationships.

It’s essential to discuss your specific concerns with an EMDR therapist to determine if this therapeutic approach is suitable for your needs. The therapist will assess your individual situation and collaboratively create a treatment plan tailored to address your unique challenges and goals.

Are the therapists at The Sanctuary of Wellness trained in EMDR?

Yes, our therapists at The Sanctuary of Wellness are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that can be highly effective in treating various mental health concerns, especially trauma-related conditions. Our therapists undergo specialized training in EMDR to ensure they have the expertise and skills to provide this therapy in a safe, effective, and compassionate manner. If you are interested in EMDR or believe it may be beneficial for your specific needs, please feel free to discuss it with our team. They can provide you with more information about EMDR and help determine if it aligns with your therapeutic goals.

Are there any other therapies offered at The Sanctuary of Wellness?

Yes, at The Sanctuary of Wellness, we offer a wide range of evidence-based therapies to address various mental health concerns and support your overall well-being. Some of the other therapies and approaches we offer include, but are not limited to:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A goal-oriented therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and changing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors.
  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): A therapeutic approach that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness and acceptance strategies to manage emotions and improve relationships.
  3. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A mindfulness-based therapy that emphasizes accepting difficult emotions and thoughts while committing to value-driven actions.
  4. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): An approach that integrates mindfulness practices with cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in depression and manage emotional challenges.
  5. Psychodynamic Therapy: A form of insight-oriented therapy that explores how past experiences and unconscious processes influence current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  6. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): A time-limited therapy focused on improving relationships and resolving interpersonal issues.
  7. Family Therapy: A therapeutic approach that involves the entire family system to address and resolve conflicts and improve communication.
  8. Group Therapy: Therapy conducted in a group setting, providing peer support and shared experiences in a safe and confidential environment.
  9. Couples Therapy: A specialized therapy designed to help couples improve communication, resolve conflicts, and enhance their relationship.

Our therapists are skilled in various therapeutic modalities, allowing them to tailor treatment plans to each individual’s unique needs and preferences. If you have specific preferences or are interested in a particular therapy, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs and support your mental health journey.

What should I do if I'm feeling overwhelmed and need immediate support before the first session?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need immediate support before your first therapy session, there are several resources available to help you:

  1. Crisis Hotlines: Many countries have crisis hotlines that offer support and assistance to individuals experiencing emotional distress or in crisis. These hotlines are often available 24/7 and can provide a listening ear and guidance.
  2. Reach Out to a Supportive Friend or Family Member: Sometimes talking to a friend or family member can offer immediate comfort and understanding.
  3. Breathing Exercises and Mindfulness: Engaging in deep breathing exercises or mindfulness practices can help you manage feelings of overwhelm and stress in the moment.
  4. Online Support Groups: Consider seeking support from online support groups or forums where individuals share similar experiences and offer mutual support.
  5. Emergency Services: If you feel unsafe or believe you are at immediate risk of harm, don’t hesitate to call emergency services in your country.

It’s essential to prioritize your well-being and seek help when needed. Remember that your well-being matters, and reaching out for support is a courageous and important step. If you have already scheduled a therapy session, your therapist will be available to support you during the session, and you can discuss your current concerns with them. At The Sanctuary of Wellness, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and supporting you on your journey to mental well-being. Please know that help is available, and you don’t have to navigate challenging emotions alone.