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 50-55 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.

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.
  • If a client is 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.  If you are involved in, or contemplating litigation, you should consult with an attorney to determine whether a court would be likely to order information.

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.

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.

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