Before Your Visit:
What can I expect in the first session?
For those who have never experienced counseling, the initial process can seem overwhelming. Our clients are set at ease with NACF's casual, personal approach.
We ask you arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment time to complete intake paperwork. Intake forms are available (see right) to print and bring completed to your first session, if that is convenient for you.
Your first visit will consist of establishing a therapeutic relationship and answering any questions you have along with developing a treatment plan. This will include encouragement to share about what has brought you to therapy as well as the opportunity to tell your story. For adolescents, the first 30 minutes are spent with the parents or guardian to gather personal history and clinical information.
This is a joint venture between therapist and client, we work together to determine identifying problems, develop goals, and work towards ultimate health and healing.
What are the benefits of therapy?
Based upon personal clients’ growth as well as documented research, there are a number of benefits to therapy. Therapy or counseling gives the individual, couple, or family an opportunity to get “unstuck”. People are able to talk about their problems in a safe and confidential environment and allow feelings to be expressed while problems are often solved behaviorally and emotionally. Ultimately, therapy can lead to an increase in coping skills, confidence, and productivity as well as improvement in health and over all well being.
Who Is Counseling For?
When excessive stress accumulates, or personal or marital crisis shatters your dreams, it has a way of tearing life to pieces, robbing hope for meaning, purpose and fulfillment. At NACF we want to help you heal in a safe refuge, renew your passion for life and encourage you to fulfill the unique calling of your life.
You can make your first appointment easier by completing the following forms and bringing them with you.