people use AHS services:
- Support for fighting depression
- Help in decreasing anxiety
- A space to dream for your future
- Improving relationships
- Desire to overcome a negative habit or behavior
- Symptoms related to an unresolved past trauma
- Self-esteem or identity related goals
- Help in making a difficult major life decision
- Grief and loss
- Child & adolescent related concerns
- Culture related issues
- Substance abuse issues
- Body image/eating related concerns
- Dealing with conflict
- Addressing family issues
- Better managing stress
you can work towards:
- Bolstering connections with loved ones
- Decreasing uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or behaviors
- Learning about healthy relationship boundaries
- Establishing more effective ways of coping
- Increasing self-understanding
- Making sense of past experiences
- Identifying and reducing self-sabotage
- Overcoming barriers in the way of your dreams
A Good Fit
makes all the difference
At AHS, we ensure that you are linked with the therapist who will best meet your needs and preferences. With a diverse group of licensed therapists, we are able to provide you with native English, native Korean, or Bilingual speaking counselors who have varying backgrounds, specialties, and styles to support you in effectively meeting your therapeutic goals.
AHS CORE PHILOSOPHIES
Asking for help
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.
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.