What is our approach?
At Forward First, our approach is to get to the bottom of the problem. Our clients will always be supported with the highest degree of professionalism. We take pride in resolving issues and strengthening the family unit.
How do I know Forward First is right for me?
At Forward First, our clients are our priority. We offer the best possible service that helps our clients achieve peace and success in life. Whether it’s us or someone else, finding the right therapist is a decision you make for yourself. Let your instincts guide you.
How does individual Therapy work?
Clients receive one-on-one attention for their concerns. They are provided with the space and comfort to truly understand their issues and how it impacts their life. The therapist is able to gain a very thorough understanding of client needs and goals to move towards improved wellness
Are the sessions covered by my insurance company?
We always advise our clients to check with their insurance carriers first to see if the services are covered. Most insurance carriers in Canada cover the services of a Psychotherapists as long as they are registered.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, we will help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.