How Counseling Works

The first step is to call and discuss reasons for seeking therapy with Velvet in a free consultation. We can check on payment options and emergent issues can be directed to the right avenue.

If it is decided that we need to start counseling, then you will need to provide your email and fill out intake paperwork. You will need to schedule an intake appointment. This appointment is different than regular therapy sessions. This first appointment is an bio/psycho/social assessment of the situation, DSM V diagnosis and a treatment plan is started based off of the information obtained. After this intake appointment, regular therapy appointments are scheduled to fit you schedule.

Counseling works best when you and your counselor develop a good working relationship based on mutual trust, honesty, and respect. The process of change can be a difficult one at times and it is essential to have confidence in your counselor to support you.

What Age Groups Can Counseling Treat?
Childhood
  • Sleep issues
  • Eating issues
  • Bathroom accidents (after fully potty trained)
  • Clinginess or pushing parents away
  • Tantrums
  • Unwilling to accept limits from parents (No, not now, maybe latter)
  • Irritability – Grumpy
  • Inconsolable
  • Angry
  • Fearful
  • Low motivation

  • Low energy
  • Unable to focus – Distractible
  • Anxiety – worries
  • Strange Habits or repetitive behaviors
  • Not making friends or unable to keep friends
  • Any quick change in personality
  • Repetitive play
  • Talking a lot about death or sex
  • Extreme reactions to Traumatic events that were experienced or learned of {divorce, fire, hospital stay, loved one sick, terrorism) lasting more than a few days.
  • Torturing or harming small animals for fun

Childhood Depression
Teenage Years
  • Cutting or hurting themselves
  • Thoughts of suicide or wanting to be dead
  • Trouble with maintaining friendships
  • Abuse issues
  • Behavioral changes

  • Difficulty adjusting to changes in life.
  • Sleep or eating issues
  • Feeling depressed
  • Anxiety that interferes with daily life.

Teen mental health
Adults
  • Strain in multiple relationships
  • Emotional pain that is persistent
  • Difficulty functioning in daily life
  • Marital conflict or divorce.
  • Difficulty managing child rearing

  • Depression and anxiety to make it hard to live
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Anger management
  • Abuse or traumatic events

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We Provide Treatment for Behavioral Health Issues Including:
Marriage/ Relationship issues

Depression

Anxiety

Shyness- Social Phobia

Anger Management

Suicidal thoughts

Cutting- hurting one’s self

Reactions after Abuse or Traumatic Life Events

Emotional Reactions to Chronic Physical Health Issues

Family Dysfunction

Attachment issues

Sleep/Wake issues

Eating/Elimination issues