How do I make a counseling appointment?
Call us at 678-288-6221 or request an initial counseling appointment here. We will contact you by email or phone to discuss your needs and to answer your questions. Once we have confirmed an appointment for you, you will receive an email with instructions on joining the Client Portal where you can fill out New Client Paperwork online.
What are your fees?
Our fees vary depending on the particular therapist whom you see and the length of your sessions. Regular sessions usually last about one hour but can vary between 45 min to 90 min. Contact us on 678-288-6221 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Where are you located?
Our office is conveniently located in Roswell and is within easy reach from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and East Cobb. We can be accessed by several major highways in the Atlanta, GA area. In addition to in person appointments, our therapists can offer secure, confidential online counseling when appropriate as well.
What can I expect at the first therapy appointment?
Now that you have made your first appointment, you may be wondering what will happen during your first meeting. Our therapists will discuss confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship. Your therapist will ask you about the primary concerns that you are struggling with now. In addition, your counselor may ask about any past experiences or events that may be affecting you now. The first appointment is also a good opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have about any of our policies and procedures.
If you are seeking child therapy or play therapy, the initial appointment will be with a parent or caregiver only. The therapist will ask you about your primary concerns for your child and collect valuable history and background information. For teen counseling, the first appointment will generally include both parent and teen for approximately half of the session, followed by 1:1 time with your teen and the counselor. For family therapy, the initial appointment will usually include all participants.
How often will I have a counseling session?
During your first appointment, your therapist will discuss your personal situation and goals, and together you will agree on how often you will come for counseling. Many people attend counseling on a weekly basis, at least at first. In rare situations you may come twice a week (occasionally in trauma therapy or if a child therapist is meeting with parents), or you may meet less often if appropriate. Basically, we individualize your treatment plan to your specific situation.
What is the difference between Parent Coaching and Family Therapy?
There are many approaches to helping children, teens, and families. Sometimes, changing the environment or changing how you interact with your child or teen can make a big positive improvement. Parent coaching is designed to give you specific strategies and tools to handle tricky parenting situations effectively. We tailor our coaching to you and your child’s unique strengths, so that you and your child can experience better communication and connection.
Other times, working together with the whole family is recommended, especially if communication has become so broken that no progress is being made. Family therapy allows the therapist to observe and make recommendations based on interactions that are occurring right in the present moment. In addition, both approaches can be useful at the same time. You and your family therapist can decide whether to try one approach or both.
Does everyone in our family need to agree on which family therapist we choose (because we never agree on anything!)?
Choosing a family therapist that everyone likes may seem like a daunting task. If your family rarely agrees on anything, you may already be having second thoughts. However, family therapists are specially trained to collaborate with every member of your family in a process called “joining”. Our family therapists will thoughtfully listen and respect every member of your family just the same. Family therapist may give feedback to various members of the family regarding ways to communicate better or to encourage closer connections. They are also very aware that they must have a trusting and good relationship with everyone in order to be effective. So agreeing on the right therapist may not be as large a barrier as you expect. Encourage your family members to give family therapy a try to learn new skills and tools for communicating and solving problems.
I don’t have PTSD. Can a trauma therapist still help me?
Not all people who experience a traumatic event develop the symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Yet, you can still experience significant negative effects that continue to impact your decisions and relationships. Working with one of our trained trauma therapists can help you move forward with your life by learning new coping skills and by processing what has happened. Children and teens who have experienced trauma can greatly benefit from trauma therapy that focuses on improving daily functioning, raising awareness of triggers, and developing new skills for coping.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Our therapist set aside specific time for you. If you are unable to attend a counseling session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
How to Begin Counseling in Roswell, GA
If you are looking for counseling services in the Atlanta area, Wellview Counseling has caring therapists who are available to support you in your mental health journey. To get started, please follow these three simple steps:
- Contact our office using this link,
- Meet with one of our skilled therapists
- Start therapy and find emotional peace.
Other Services Offered by Wellview Counseling
Our Atlanta area mental health clinic offers child counseling and play therapy, teen counseling, individual therapy, counseling for postpartum anxiety and depression, chronic illness counseling, trauma and PTSD treatment, family counseling, and positive discipline parent education opportunities. We also offer online counseling if you are unable to visit us in-person at our Roswell, GA counseling clinic. Call us today to learn more!