Family Counseling FAQ
What if all members of the family will not agree to see a counselor?
If some of your family members are hesitant to see a counselor, here are a few options:
- One of our trained counselors will be available to speak by phone with any member of your family to address questions or concerns he/she may have prior to scheduling a first appointment.
- Schedule an appointment for those members of the family that feel ready for the therapy process.
- You may want to consider beginning your own process of individual therapy, as this can often be an important complement to family therapy.
What will happen at our first family counseling session?
Each family member will come away with an understanding of why connecting has become difficult. This is not a blaming session. Rather it is the beginning to understand the needs of the family and how they are currently not being met. This is crucial, because we cannot change things we don’t understand.
How many sessions should I expect to attend before I see improvement?
If a family decides to come to therapy they will already begin to change. Becoming “willing” is one of the most important elements for change. However, depending on the level of crisis in the family, most will begin to see improvement or experience some relief within 3 – 10 sessions.
How can we afford to pay for counseling services at Sync?
Sync accepts most PPO health insurance companies as an out-of-network provider, which can help offset the costs of therapy. Sync also offers sliding scale services for those living on a limited income. Contact our office at (626) 802-5490 for more information.
Sync accepts the following payments:
- Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
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