Some clients need only a few counseling sessions to achieve their goals; others may require months or even years of counseling. As a client, you are in complete control and may end our counseling relationship at any time, though I do ask that you participate in a termination session if possible. You also have the right to refuse or discuss modification of any of my counseling techniques or suggestions that you believe will not be helpful or might be harmful.
While benefits are expected from counseling, specific results are not guaranteed. There is a risk you may experience periods of emotional discomfort on the way to your goals, due to the nature of the therapeutic process, which often involves discussing very personal difficulties or past traumas.
No single therapist is the best for every client. If you do not feel I am the right fit for you, I will be happy to provide referrals for other therapists in the area.
I also have the right to terminate our counseling relationship, if I believe it is in your best interest. When it is appropriate I will terminate a professional counseling relationship if it becomes reasonably clear that you are not benefiting from the relationship. When professional counseling is still indicated, I will take reasonable steps to provide referrals and/or alternatives that may be available to help you.