Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about therapy and counseling

How long does therapy last?

The amount of sessions for couples counseling or individual therapy varies by client and severity of situation. My goal is to get you where you want to be as quickly as possible. Once you no longer need my services, I terminate regular sessions and schedule maintenance sessions as needed. I believe caring for yourself and your relationship is an ongoing process and you will know when it needs attention. 

What can I expect during our sessions?

We will work together to gain insight into what brought you to therapy and explore how these issues are impacting your life. We will develop an action  plan and work collaboratively to create desired change. You will learn new skills and have the opportunity to practice them in session and at home.  Psychoeducation, tools , and coaching will be provided throughout therapy.

What if I can not afford your fees?

The Downtown Therapist is a private practice and does not currently accept insurance. Your insurance company should be able to provide you with a list of mental health care providers within your network. You may also find therapists who offer sliding-scale, reduced-rate, or pro-bono services. Keep in mind that counseling is an investment in yourself, your relationship with others, and your overall wellbeing. It is important to find a therapist you like and who will help create the change you are longing for. 

What if I do not like my therapist?

It is important to have good rapport with your therapist. You want to feel comfortable providing feedback about what is working or not working for you so your therapist can accommodate your needs. If you do not feel like your therapist is a good fit,  please do not give up on therapy! We all have unique personalities and prefer different methods and styles. It is important for you to find someone who is a good fit for you and your situation so shop around!

Other questions?

Email your questions related to Couples Counseling or Individual Therapy to Joella@TheDowntownTherapist.com and I will reply within 48 hours.


Call now for a free phone consultation or to schedule an appointment at (720) 340-2506.