Amy Vales, LMFT
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
Research has shown that the number one indicator for whether therapy will be helpful to an individual is derived from the quality and safety of the client-therapist connection. What this means is that the thing that matters most when you see any therapist is that you like me and that you feel safe with me. If we meet and you find the connection just isn't what you were hoping for then we will work together to find you a better suited therapist.
2. Are you offering Telehealth?
Yes, at this time I am only offering Telehealth services.
3. How long are appointments?
Appointments are typically 50 minutes but you have the option of setting up a longer appointment (90 minutes) if there is a particularly complex struggle we are working through.
4. How often do we meet?
Initially we will meet weekly. I believe frequent initial contact is key to building a strong therapeutic foundation and gaining the necessary momentum to begin to create change and healing in your life. As treatment progresses, we can have a discussion about meeting less regularly.
5. What treatment modalities do you use?
I use a hybrid of modalities depending on your specific personality and needs. My favorite modalities include Internal Family Systems (IFS), Psychodynamic/Insight oriented models, Bowenian genogram and boundary setting techniques, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.