FAQs

How Do I Schedule An Appointment?

Please call (503) 841-2142 to schedule an appointment or fill out the contact form and Angelie will contact you as soon as possible. If you reach her confidential voicemail, please leave your name, phone number, good time to call back, and indicate if it is ok to leave a voicemail. Please note voicemail or text communication are not considered confidential and should be used only to schedule appointments.

You may wish to schedule a 10-15 minute free phone consultation before scheduling an in-person session. These are scheduled throughout the day as time allows. Please indicate the best days and times for contact.

What Should I Expect On The First Visit?

You will be greeted and provided a professional disclosure statement. If you have not already filled out the intake questionnaire and consent for services (see Fees & Forms) we will complete them together. If the paperwork is already completed, we will review it and then begin exploring your counseling goals. The next sessions focus on your goals and subsequent sessions build upon the work done in and between sessions. Counseling is a collaborative effort between you and your therapist. It is conversational in nature.

What Is The Length And How Often Are the Sessions?

Individual Counseling sessions last 50 minutes. Couples are scheduled for 50 minutes but may be scheduled for 90 minutes if requested. Typically therapy is scheduled weekly. Some clients choose to come twice a month. Some couples choose to do monthly or three-month check-in sessions after treatment is completed.

Group Counseling is 90 minutes and lasts between 6-8 weeks. Some groups are open while other are closed. Open groups can be joined at any time. No new members can join a closed group once it has begun. Workshops vary in length and duration.

How Long Does The Counseling Process Take?

How long the counseling process takes depends on achievement of the therapeutic goals or when the client is no longer receiving benefit or believes they no longer need counseling.

Does Thinking About or Going to Therapy Mean There is Something “Wrong” With Me?

The idea that only “crazy” or “damaged” people see counselors is an outdated notion. Most people in therapy are ordinary people coping with everyday problems, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, marital concerns, relationship issues, life transitions, and self-image/self-esteem issues.

How Can I Get The Most Out Of Therapy?

The best way to get the most out of therapy is by coming regularly and actively engaging in the process. Thinking about things between sessions and being open to discuss anything and everything with your therapist. It is the work you do between sessions that promotes the most growth. I am excited to be part of your journey.