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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)....

  • Know what you’re looking for: Before you meet with your psychologist, therapist or counselor, make sure you understand what you hope to achieve by seeing him or her. 

  • Ask Questions: You should also think about any questions you might have before your appointment.
  • Be honest about your past experiences: It’s important to be open and honest when talking to your counselor. If you feel comfortable doing so, share your thoughts about your childhood, family life, school, friends, romantic relationships, work, finances, and other topics.
  • Bring a list of medications you take: 
  • Have someone drive you to your appointment: If you’re going to see a counselor, you might want to consider having someone drive you there. That person could be a friend, family member, or spouse. The reason? Because if you’re driving yourself, you might get distracted and forget something important.
  • The psychologist will ask questions about your symptoms and history

  • Might probe you more about present concerns related to thinking, feelings, behaviors, and bodily changes. 
  • Might ask more about your present stressors and concerns.
  • Might ask something in connection to relationship aspects which has a direct impact on the present conditions. 

The standard duration of the first appointment for individual counseling will be for 50 minutes and 90 minutes for any type of relationship, parent-child, and family counseling.  However, it might vary slightly based on the concern and needs. 

  • Nonjudgmental confidential venting space, where you can share anything and everything without getting judged. 
  • Assurance and validation wherever required. 
  • Opportunity to learn skills and techniques to manage your emotions, thinking, and behaviors
  • Opportunity to explore the possibility of enhancing personal and professional relationships. 

It varies from case to case, person to person. Depends on

  • what is the concern about
  •  The present insight and awareness level of the client
  • His or her adopting capacity for the change. 
  • Change process, pace, and adaptability.
  • and many more

We practice humanistic and client-centered approaches. We practice eclectic approach in Manospandana. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Choice Theory Based Reality Therapy (CTBRT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness are the few counseling and psychotherapy approaches that we adopt in our practice.