Transitions: Associates in Psychotherapy

Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling 

Transitions: Associates in Psychotherapy


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Common Questions

Why Do People Come to Therapy?
Some of the most common reasons that people come to therapy are relationship issues of all sorts. Committing to a relationship, struggling with arguments and disagreements with family members, dealing with young adult children, and/or conflicts with in-laws are some examples.
It may be that you are facing an unexpected, unfamiliar life crisis and need help in figuring out what to do to get through the situation.
You may be in a new stage of life -- getting married, having children, divorcing, parenting children at different ages, dealing with a serious illness, or caring for aging parents.
Therapy can help you learn new skills to help you better cope with internal struggles like depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
In the safety of therapy you can deal with welcome and unwelcome changes, resolve long-standing and new conflicts, enhance relationships, improve communication, increase your ability to handle anger and stress, and expand your self-awareness. All of these skills can be personally empowering and allow you to experience a more fulfilling life.


How does therapy work?

Therapy can help by providing a way to clarify your thoughts and values, by giving you a chance to practice new ways of communicating, by pointing out ways you can modify your behavior to produce results that you prefer, by helping you gain a new perspective on your situation, and by helping you learn to interact with others in ways that produce more satisfying results.
You and your therapist will initially meet to explore your needs, concerns and feelings. Together you will discuss and agree on the goals of therapy, the frequency of meetings, and how you will work together to reach your goals. Other issues, such as the length of time you will be working together, your fees, using insurance, and scheduling appointments will also be discussed.


Your confidentiality begins from your first contact with us, and remains a top priority. There are rare exceptions to the rule of confidentiality as mandated by law and for which the therapist must go beyond the realm of confidentiality. These include, but are not limited to, a disclosure of or a strong suspicion of danger or harm to self/others or a court order requesting information.  Your Transitions’ therapist will discuss the specifics of these mandates during your first session.