AHS CORE PHILOSOPHIES

Asking for help

is a sign of sanity, perhaps even wisdom.

Being heard

seen, and understood are basic human needs.

All deserve

to hope, grow, and have relief from pain.

Transformation

can be daunting, but is very rarely impossible.
At AHS we hold to the belief that therapy should be culturally relevant and open to anyone who is seeking care, change, and a place to process the complexities that come with being human. We care deeply about creating space for people and we hold to the highest ethical standards of inclusive work.
 
 

The Therapy Process

Making the Initial Appointment

You can contact our office by phone, email, or by using our contact form to set up an initial consultation. One of our intake coordinators will support you in identifying which therapist would be the best fit for your particular goals, situation, preferences, and schedule. This person will walk you through all the steps to ensure that you have the information you need heading into your first appointment.



 

The First Appointment

At your first appointment, your therapist will listen as you describe your hopes for outcomes from therapy and the circumstances or issues that prompted you to seek therapy. Your therapist will also answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the process.


Ongoing Appointments

You and your therapist will then collaborate to identify the focus and approach for your personal preferences, personality, and therapy goals. You will also discuss the many different facets of life that are supporting you or hindering you from being able to reach your goals, and problem solve together towards therapeutic ends.

Reaching Therapeutic Goals

When you feel you have gotten what you need from the therapy process, you will review with your therapist the changes that have occurred and ways to continue your growth outside the therapy room. We have found that some clients complete their initial goal but find they want to continue therapy with a new focus, while others complete therapy when their initial goal is met. Either way, the decision is always up to you.

As you continue to meet with your therapist, you will collaborate to organize thoughts and emotions, focus on changes you want, and identify the best care for your needs until you feel that you have gotten what you need from the process.

DID YOU KNOW... that having an empathetic, attuned, counselor can actually increase the thickness of your pre-frontal neo-cortex (the problem-solving, higher level thinking part of our brain)? When trained caregivers join us on our journey of dreaming, healing, and transformation, it not only changes our lives, but also our brain structure. Very cool.
 
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