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Welcome to Christopher John Counseling
I have been working with a wide variety of clients doing Individual, Couple, Family, and Teen Counseling for over 9 years with great success. Working with young adults and their families is my specialty but my practice is open to anyone looking to grow, heal, and change.
A relaxed and comfortable setting allows my clients to explore what is going on in their lives without feeling judged. I typically use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (talk therapy) to help clients explore problems and solutions.
Is your teen struggling to complete school or find employment? Has your marriage or relationship become challenging? Are you dealing with depression or anxiety that has become unmanageable? Are you a parent looking for support? Whatever life is throwing at you, I can help.
I currently provide in-person counseling service to clients in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area. I also provide mental health counseling via teletherapy throughout the States of North Carolina and Colorado.
What to expect when you contact me:
You’ll receive a phone call or email back within 48 hours-
- First, you’ll be able to ask any questions about the therapeutic process. Then I will briefly explain how I do therapy to see if it will fit with your specific needs.
- If you feel good about the initial phone conversation, we can schedule a free in person consult and see how we would feel working together to achieve your goals.
What happens in counseling sessions?
A typical counseling session starts with the client relaxing in the waiting room until the therapist comes out and greets them. Then, they walk to the therapist's office. Most clients sit on the comfortable couch in our office while their therapist sits across from them. During the initial sessions, the therapist asks the client specific questions that help the client identify the problems they are experiencing and their therapeutic goals. Problems may include feeling anxiety, struggling with depression, feeling overwhelmed, or addiction. Therapy can benefit you or your loved one regardless of how big or small the problems may be or seem. Identifying problems and therapeutic goals creates a type of map that the therapist and client will refer to as they monitor their progress. Eventually, therapy begins to feel like talking with a supportive friend that is committed to helping them meet their goals.
Clients in later sessions usually begin by updating their therapist on how life has been going and progress towards reaching their therapeutic goals. Then they review any activities, changes, or homework that the client wanted to work on in their daily lives. Throughout the session, the client is encouraged to explore their problems and their strengths. The therapist helps by listening and asking the client questions that will help them explore their problems, the solutions to those problems, and their strengths. Sessions are typically 55 minutes in length. Therapy may involve a few sessions to get clients where they want to be or may be an ongoing process of counseling sessions.
Is it ok to talk about anything?
Every conversations with a therapist is kept in the strictest confidentiality. Conversations during therapy are a time where you can say exactly how you are feeling without worrying that you will hurt anyones feeling or be penalized in any way. Absolutely anything you want or need to say is OK.