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Therapy in Winston-Salem
I've had the privilege of working with diverse clients in Individual, Couple, Family, and Teen Counseling settings, achieving notable success. While my specialty lies in working with young adults and their families, my practice warmly welcomes anyone seeking growth, healing, and transformation.
Creating a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere is fundamental to my approach, allowing clients to explore their lives freely. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (talk therapy) to guide clients in exploring challenges and discovering solutions.
Is your teen struggling academically or professionally? Are relationship difficulties weighing heavily on your marriage or partnership? Are you grappling with overwhelming depression or anxiety? As a parent, are you in need of support? Whatever life presents, I'm here to assist.
Currently, we offer both in-person counseling in Winston-Salem, NC, and online therapy services accessible throughout North Carolina and Colorado. Christopher John Counseling is proud to be LGBTQ-friendly, ensuring a safe and supportive space for everyone. Your journey toward healing and growth, in a welcoming and inclusive environment, begins here.
What to expect when you contact me:
- 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 or online therapy consult and see how we would work together to achieve your goals.
What Happens in a Counseling Session?
A typical counseling session starts with the client relaxing in the waiting room until the therapist comes out and greets them. Most clients sit on the comfortable couch during their therapy session while their therapist sits across from them. During the initial sessions, the therapist ask specific questions to help identify problems they are experiencing and therapeutic goals. Problems may include feeling anxiety, struggling with depression, feeling overwhelmed, or other things. Don't worry therapists have heard it all and listen without judgement. 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 they've 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?
Yes! Every conversations with your 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.