Frequently Asked Questions
Clinical Psychologists are mental health care professionals who engage in detailed psychological assessments and interventions that are aimed at facilitating mental and emotional wellbeing. Clinical Psychologists conduct assessments to evaluate client’s personality, mental state and functioning, nature and severity of illness, all of which determine the course of treatment.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who prescribe medications and emphasize on symptom resolution. Clinical Psychologists do not prescribe medications. They primarily use therapeutic interventions that are helpful in coping with mental and emotional disturbances.
Counseling is generally short term while psychotherapy is a typically long term treatment. Counseling deals with present and immediate issues whereas psychotherapy intensively and extensively examines a person’s long standing thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors that have contributed to current problems. It goes deeper to resolve root cause of problems and improve wellbeing by bringing dramatic changes in one’s view of the self, life, and world in general.
– When you are experiencing distress
– Experiencing suicidal thoughts
– Experiencing interference in social and vocational areas – When your loved ones are concerned about you
– When you overwhelmed with a thought, behavior, and feeling – When you are experiencing relational difficulties
– When your emotional or mental health problems are persistent – When you unable to cope effectively
It is commonly believed that individuals who seek mental health support are psycho, crazy, and mad. It is the stigma related to mental health that attaches labels to individual in need of psychological help. We all experience difficulties- big or small. These can lead to distress and interference in our functioning which affects our coping abilities. Seeking therapy does not mean that you are psycho, mad, or crazy. It only means that you are struggling to cope with difficulties and need assistance in order to strengthen your coping and problem solving skills.
It varies from individual to individual depending upon the nature and severity of person’s presenting difficulties, type of treatment and goals.
Frequency of sessions depends upon the nature of client’s difficulties, therapeutic approach employed. Often, sessions are scheduled once or twice per week. In case of acute crisis, sessions may be scheduled more frequently.
All clients are seen on an appointment basis. Appointment can be booked by filling in your details in the contact form. You can also reach through email. You will receive a reply within 24 hours providing you with all the necessary details about the timings, pricing and process in order to schedule a session as soon as possible.
In case of any unforeseen circumstances, you can send us an email 24 hours prior to the appointment. No refunds will be made thereafter or on missing your appointment.
The duration of the first session will be 1.5 hours. A detailed history is taken during the first session focusing on the presenting problems, developmental, past and family history. This will help with establishing rapport and formulating a treatment plan. It will all be conducted in the context of respect, open-mindedness, genuineness, empathy, and non judgmental attitude.