Why should I see a therapist? What can a therapist tell me that I don’t already know?

Therapists are trained to ask questions, challenge maladaptive beliefs, and offer an unbiased perspective. They can also provide feedback on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing difficulty in one’s life in order to bring about positive change.

How will I know which therapist is right for me?

At Braselton Counseling Group there are multiple therapists who approach counseling from a variety of perspectives. We understand that our clients are best served by a therapist that meets their unique needs and we will discuss this in-depth with you before setting an appointment. If the therapist you contact does not believe she or he will be a good fit for you, we will provide you referral information of a therapy colleague who we believe is better suited to meet your needs.

How long is a typical therapy session?

Session times will vary depending on the type of session. Please allow for one hour for your initial session. You and your therapist will determine the length and frequency of your subsequent sessions.

How frequently will I meet with my therapist?
Your therapist will work with you to develop a schedule that will optimize your time in therapy. Some clients see their therapist as often as twice a week, while others see their therapist only once a month.
How long will I be in therapy?
Each individual’s situation is unique; you are ultimately responsible for how long you participate in therapy. Some issues can be resolved in as few as 3 sessions, while other issues may need and deserve a more long-term approach. In your first appointment with your therapist, you will discuss your expectations for treatment. Typically, a mutual decision between you and your therapist will determine the length of time that is needed to accomplish your goals.
What time should I arrive for my first appointment?
If your therapist hasn’t indicated otherwise, please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to complete any necessary paperwork.
What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?
Please bring completed intake paperwork your therapist may have sent you, as well as a form of payment for the session. All therapists accept cash, check, credit card, or HSA/FSA card, unless otherwise indicated.
If your therapist accepts insurance, please also bring your Insurance Card and Driver’s License. If you have a deductible and/or copay through insurance please bring this information with you. We also suggest you contact your insurance provider prior to scheduling your appointment to confirm that your therapist is in-network or out-of-network and if you are required to get pre-authorized for behavioral health benefits.
If you are a divorced parent of a child or adolescent client, please bring a copy of your final custody agreement. Your child’s therapist will determine if only one or both parents are required to be present during your child’s session.

Treatment is Available

As a private practice counseling office, the goal of Braselton Counseling Group is to help individuals, couples, and families through emotional or behavioral concerns.