Perhaps, you are thinking about going to online therapy in Alabama. Further, maybe you have been thinking about it for weeks, months, or years. You could be depressed to the point of not wanting to ever get out of bed or you might simply be struggling with transitioning from one chapter of your life to the next chapter. On the other hand, maybe you have self-esteem problems, relationships are not going the way you want them to, or you may struggle to make decisions on your own.
In fact, whatever your reason for thinking about therapy, maybe if you have more information about what to expect it will be easier to take the first step and get started toward the life you want.
There is absolutely no judgment.
At Empower Counseling, our compassionate, knowledgeable counselors are not here to just listen to you but to really HEAR you and understand what you are going through at this time in your life. The first session is all about listening to what is not working the way YOU want it to in your life.
As a matter of fact, we will ask questions about all aspects of your life- your education, current job, your relationships, your medical history, and any medications you take. Additionally, we ask about all areas of your life because we understand the mind and body connection, and how physical well-being and mental well-being are intertwined and inseparable. In this session (and in all other sessions) you will be safe in a no-judgment zone.
Understanding Where You Are in Your Life at This Moment
Our counselors are not listening to you and are judging. We are not trying to slap a label on you. In addition, we are listening to hear just what your life looks like now, what you are experiencing on a day-to-day basis. We need to know right where you are before we can help you get where you want to go. It is not our goal to impose our values on you. Additionally, we are here to help you become very clear on what you value, and what is important to you, so we can help you move toward it.
Often times clients tell me at the end of the first session, “I was so nervous about this today and now I don’t know why I was.”
You do not have to do anything to prepare for your first session.
All you need to do before your first session with Empower Counseling is to read and sign our practice documents from the comfort of your own home. Leave the rest to us. We know what to ask and why to ask it. All you need to do is show up.
Online Therapy in Alabama Creates a Safe Place For You
As a matter of fact, as we ask questions about you and what you are experiencing, you will see you are in a safe place, without judgment, and without criticism. All three of our counselors have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health. We are all licensed in the state of Alabama. We see clients each day in person, and all over the state via telehealth.
ACT Therapy in Alabama: our mission
It is our mission to use Acceptance Commitment Therapy to recognize the cause of the issues you are experiencing. We will listen to your goals for therapy. What do you want your life to look like after therapy? In addition to determining the path to get you there. Then walk with you every step of the way down that path. Don’t worry, if you do not know your goals for therapy. We know how to ask questions to uncover your goals.
Opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Firstly, we will tell you as much or as little as you want about what to expect in future sessions of therapy with us in this first session. Secondly, we welcome your questions…but you do not have to have any. Our goal in the first session is to get to know you. What is not working in your life the way it should?
Through showing we hear you, our goal is that you leave the first session feeling heard, and understood. In addition, to have hope that what we provide can get you where you want to go. To a better place, you have not even imagined yet.
Begin ACT Therapy in Alabama Today
Acceptance Commitment Therapy, the type of therapy we offer is specialized. ACT is scientifically proven effective to treat anxiety, in the treatment of depression, and in navigating difficult life transitions. Our skilled team of therapists at Empower Counseling is here to guide you through the process and overcome your anxiety.
It is simple to get started:
- Connect with Empower Counseling
- Make your first appointment and get to know your therapist
- Show up to your appointment to begin your therapy journey
That is it. We will help you the rest of the way.
Other Services offered by Empower Counseling in Alabama
At Empower Counseling we specialize in anxiety counseling, counseling for depression, and counseling for difficult life transitions. Kathryn, Adam, and Kristine offer counseling for teens, college students, young adults, and professionals.