Q: Why is the name Well Counseling?
A: Well has so many meanings: it is a noun, an adverb, a verb, an adjective, and an interjection! Sydney just loved that it could mean something different for each person.
Q: Do you only do Christian Counseling?
A: No. We meet people where they are at in their journey. If you do not want Christian Counseling, just let us know.
Q: Why don’t you take insurance?
A: This is a complicated and long answer, but for some quick points: Some insurances do not cover mental health, some issues are not diagnosable, some careers prohibit a diagnosis, some insurances are expensive. This allows for freedom in the counseling room. More time to focus on the client and the process. Call for more information.
Q: This will be my first time for counseling, what should I expect?
A: You should expect to have to answer a bunch of questions spanning from your childhood to your present situation. This helps your therapist have as much background information as possible. In the first session, they will want to know what is bringing you in and review any questions they have from your paperwork. Each therapist has their own style, but our goal is to make you feel comfortable and welcome.
Q: I’ve had a couple of other counselors and they didn’t seem like a fit, how are you different?
A: Again, everyone has their own style. It is important you feel comfortable with your therapist’s style so you will open up and be honest. At Well Counseling we are warm and inviting and will work with you at your own pace. If it is not a fit, just let us know and we will help you find referrals.
Q: Murrysville is a small town, what if I see you in public?
A: Your confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. If we see each other in public, I will not say anything or acknowledge you at all. If you want to say hi to me, then you are welcome to do so, but I will never approach you first.
Q: What is the difference between counseling and therapy?
A: These terms seem to be used interchangeably. There are possibly some technical differences, but in general, there are not any.
Q: What is the difference between counseling and coaching?
A: Coaching does not require any formal training and is not a regulated field. Counseling requires a Master’s degree, a national exam, and 3000 hours of supervised practice before you can apply to be fully licensed. It is a highly regulated field in each state.
Q: What do we need for virtual/online counseling?
A: A quiet, secure place with a device that has camera and microphone; a computer or tablet is preferred over a phone. You will need a good internet connection and you will be sent a link to join the session. We use Google Meets so you may have to download some software.