Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment with you?

You can fill out an interest form here and you will be contacted for an initial phone consultation.  From there, if services are appropriate, we will schedule your first appointment.


Where are you located?

I am located inside of Flourish Therapy.

11350 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Palmer, Alaska 99645.


How involved are parents in the treatment of their teen?

If your teen is attending therapy sessions, parents may be asked to attend sessions as needed to meet therapy goals.


What is therapy?

Common goals of individual therapy can be to inspire change and improve quality of life.  Therapy can help people overcome obstacles, increase self-compassion, and increase self-confidence. Therapy can provide space for learning skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching personal goals. Growing in self-awareness, understanding of emotions, and processing past trauma are also goals of therapy.


How do I know if therapy can help?

Therapists can provide support, problem solving skills, and coping strategies for a wide range of issues. Therapists can provide a different perspective on a problem that you have been struggling with.

Benefits of therapy depend on your commitment and level of readiness. Some benefits may include; boosting self-confidence, improving self-esteem, improving communication skills, learning/finding new coping skills, attaining a better understanding of self, changing old patterns and developing new ones, and regulating your emotions.

Specific indicators that therapy services might be helpful include:

  • emotional difficulties such as sadness, anxiety, anger, etc.
  • relationship problems
  • difficulty sleeping
  • declining academic/job performance
  • a recent traumatic event or loss
  • concerns about substance use
  • suicidal thoughts
  • difficulty functioning on a day-to-day basis

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is taken seriously and no information will be exchanged with individuals or agencies outside of the therapy practice unless you provide us with explicit consent to do so or their are safety concerns for self or others.


How long do sessions last?

Therapy sessions are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly and last for 60 minutes.

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