FAQs

I’ve never talked to anyone. I always handle things on my own.

People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and again. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing. I aim to make you feel empowered to continue to handle things on your own but with greater confidence and strength.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

A mental health professional can provide a neutral and caring environment where you are listened to without judgment or expectation. Counseling can also help you approach your problems in a new way, with new insight to help you gain a different perspectives. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.”  If your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore the problems you are experiencing and expand on the strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals. If medication may be needed, we will discuss your options which may include an evaluation with a trusted psychologist.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Our first session will consist of gathering background information while subsequent sessions will focus on identifying the deeper root of the problem and finding ways to overcome the major issues.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique and the length of time counseling may take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. Contact me today for a free consultation to further discuss how you can get the most out of your therapy experience.



20747 Sterlington Drive
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

2002 North Lois Ave, Suite 255
Tampa, FL 33607

carlos@tampacw.com
(813) 644-1791
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