Frequently Asked Questions: 

What are different types of trauma? Trauma can come in many shapes, sizes, and forms. It could be from abuse, domestic violence, developmental trauma, neglect, natural disasters, war, divorce, religious trauma, death, etc.

How long does a therapy session last? A therapy session is usually between 45-55 minutes.

 

What is the duration of therapy? The therapy process is tailored for each client; therefore, the duration depends on each client, the circumstances, therapy goals, etc. If one files insurance, this can also dictate the duration of time. 

What happens in the first session? The first session allows me to get to know you better, so I will be completing an intake to learn all about you while also explaining services that I can offer. The intake/initial session takes longer than other sessions and will be about 90 minutes.

Do I need to provide any paperwork for the initial session? Yes, please provide a list of psychotropic medications you may be taking and custody/guardianship paperwork for a child if relevant. You can also include past mental health paperwork/diagnoses if possible. 

 

What age can a child consent to medical/mental health treatment? 14 years of age (Alabama Code Section 22-8-4)