Mental health counseling is popular with people of all ages in Idaho Falls, ID. There are numerous benefits of counseling. Our team of counselors works hand-in-hand to help you improve the quality of life and find successful solutions to your mental health issues. 

It’s quite normal for you to have questions about what to expect during a counseling session. Here are some of the most common counseling frequently asked questions and answers.

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a collaborative session between the therapist and the client. A professional counselor helps the client identify goals and solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil in their lives. Counselors seek to improve communication, coping skills, self-esteem, and change negative behavioral patterns of the client. The overall goal of the therapist is to improve the quality of life of the patient.

frequently asked questions about therapy

Does Counseling Really Work?

The actual benefits of counseling have been demonstrated in many studies. Numerous studies have shown that people who were active in therapy did better compared to those who were passive. Psychotherapy had produced positive effects in more than 92% of the participants who decided to undergo counseling for their mental and emotional issues.

Do I Really Need Counseling?

This is a very common question asked by many clients. But it’s not easy to answer. Therapy is a process of personal growth and can be used to help you with any kind of mental or emotional issue you have. If you have a specific emotional issue, relationship issues, or just feeling down, counseling can help uplift your spirits and enhance the quality of life. When you are ready to change and improve the overall quality of your life, counseling can help you.

Is Confidentiality Guaranteed?

Yes, everything you say is confidential and our therapists have taken auth to protect your privacy during counseling sessions. You can ask our therapists questions before the session begins if you have concerns about the confidentiality of the process. But there are some exceptions to the rule of confidentiality. By law, the therapist is required to report:

  • Threats of harm to oneself
  • Threats of harm to other
  • Suspected child or elder abuse – if the client is the victim or perpetrator

What Makes Therapy Successful?

The short answer is – YOU. Therapy is a personal step that helps many clients along the way. Your success depends on how open you are to the process. If you are willing to take the time to look within and do the work necessary for change, you will be successful.

How Many Sessions Should The Client Attend?

Many sessions are between 1/2-hour to one hour. But the time in counseling depends on what you are trying to solve.

Ready to take the first step?

We are ready and waiting to help you find the answers you are looking for.