Frequently Asked Questions
Is therapy right for me?
Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions.
What are the benefits of Telehealth?
Telehealth is just like an in-person session with a therapist, provided via video conferencing. There are many benefits to having sessions using telehealth. It can be easier and more efficient for you to access mental health care. There may be more flexibility to schedule a time convenient for you. You can talk to a therapist without physically coming to an office.
What can I expect from therapy?
Every therapist has their own style but generally you can expect a listening ear and for your therapist to ask questions. Sessions are recommended weekly or bi-weekly and typically last for 50-60 minutes. Therapy should be person centered meaning you get to collaborate with your therapist on goals and prioritize what you’d like to work on first. Most therapists assign some form of practice or a writing activity to maximize progress in between sessions.
What is an LPC-Associate?
An LPC-Associate is a licensed professional counselor with a provisional license. This individual has earned their master’s degree in counseling and passed the national counselor examination. They usually have experience counseling in bachelor level positions and their required practicum and internships while in school. They are now working on increasing their exposure and experience until they can practice independently. LPC-Associates at U Can Too are under the supervision of practice Owner/Director, LaQuondra Patterson-Levias, LPC-S.
Is Therapy Confidential?
Yes! In general, all communications between a client and therapist are confidential. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
However, by law, the following exceptions can require disclosure:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse.
Threatening serious bodily harm to another person.
If a client intends to harm him or herself and the therapist is unable to ensure safety after making efforts with the client.
There may be circumstances where a court would order personal health or treatment information.
What is a Graduate Student Intern?
A graduate student intern is someone who has completed all their coursework towards earning their master’s degree in counseling. They are now working on the last step prior to graduating, which is field experience. Under the mentorship of their professor and the supervision of their site supervisor, LaQuondra Patterson-Levias, LPC-S, they are ready and equipped to serve you.