McKinney Marriage and Family Therapy
Office Phone: 828-268-0155
805 State Farm Rd.
Boone, NC 28607
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What is Marriage and Family Therapy?
Click Here to go to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s site to see.
What’s the purpose of therapy?
“Counseling helps you deal with personal issues, ranging from minor to major. By talking with a therapist or counselor, you learn better ways to express your feelings and improve your relationships. It’s a time dedicated to you, allowing you to be yourself and have someone understand you. Some people say, “I have friends that I talk to, so I don’t need counseling”. Friends are great. However, counseling is different from talking to a friend. When you talk with friends, you tell them your problems, and then you have to help them with theirs. In counseling, it’s all about you. You get to have someone support you with no expectation of you being their problem solver.”
“Yes, it can. Therapists offer more than a listening ear and thoughtful advice. They guide
patients through the active process of identifying and resolving their problems. It’s
important to understand that successful therapy requires work on the part of both the
therapist and the patient.”
“Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.”
“Excellent question! When you arrive, please have a seat in our waiting room. You will be greeted by your therapist. They will invite you into their confidential room to share your story and will help you express why you are seeking help at this time. If you both feel good about moving forward, then you and your therapist will decide how often you will meet and what issues you will work on together.”
How do I get started?
We hope the answers to these FAQ’s were helpful. We know that seeking counseling may not be easy and we want to make the process as easy for you as possible. You can call me at 828-773-5463 to help you schedule an appointment.