About how long will counseling take?
The length of the counseling process depends on the clients and the issues that need to be addressed. If families are committed to coming, they are usually with their counselor for 8-12 sessions. Each session is 50 minutes long and takes place once a week.
What can I expect out of our time together?
Families and their counselor meet here at the New Horizons clinic on the campus of William & Mary or at one of our off-site locations. Sessions are focused on the issue(s) presented by the family or their referral source; overall goals for counseling are set by the family. In session everyone talks, participates in activities, and does homework to reach the set goals.
Who comes to the counseling session?
We are a family counseling agency, so the whole family comes to counseling – anyone living in the home or related to you who you consider important in the family concerns or supporting your family in this process. This is a general guideline that we follow; please speak with your counselor to make decisions about who will come. Sometimes different family members are needed at different sessions. These are joint decisions made with you and your counselor over the course of counseling.