Brent Cichoski, LPC - 503-747-8171

Hillsboro, Oregon

Jacci Jones, LMFT - 503-278-9594

Portland/Hillsboro, Oregon


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Is therapy right for me?


There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or

problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce or

work transition. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges.

Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater

self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

How can therapy help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills,

and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues,

grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a

tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the

hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.

The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of

the benefits available from therapy include:

What is therapy like?

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss

the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions,

where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term,

addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain

actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is

important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most

effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing

to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some

things you can expect out of therapy:

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is

disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities

immediately.

If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure

their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.


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Brent Cichoski, MA, LPC

503 - 747-8171

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Hillsboro Location:

3000 NW Stucki Pl. #230

(next to the Old Spagetti Factory)

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Jacci Jones, LMFT

503 - 278-9594

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Portland Location:

2607 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Hillsboro Location:

3000 NW Stucki Pl. #230

(next to the Old Spagetti Factory)

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