Nancy S. Bloom

LCSW

FAQs

Do I need therapy?
Everyone goes through difficult times. While you may have been able to cope with many of the challenges you’ve encountered, it’s always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. When you engage in therapy, you are empowering yourself to explore, challenge and change the things that are creating pain and discomfort in your life. Therapy will give you long term benefits including insight, self-awareness and coping strategies that will be useful in the years to come.
 
How can therapy help me?
There are many benefits to participating in therapy. Therapists provide support and help you find relief for issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and relationship problems. Counseling is extremely valuable in managing personal growth, relationships, and the many challenges faced in daily life. By personalizing my therapeutic approach to your needs, I can provide different perspectives on complicated problems or even help guide you to a solution.
 
What happens during therapy?
Sessions are designed around the goals for therapy and the needs of the individual. Typically speaking, we will discuss the things that are currently happening in your life, things that happened in the past that are relevant to your issues and the patterns or habits revealed by both. Ultimately, I want to help you bring what you’ve discovered or learned during therapy back into your daily life.
 
Medication vs. Therapy
Medication cannot solve your mental and emotional problems alone. Therapy is needed in order to address the source of your distress and behavior patterns. Check with your medical doctor and see what’s the best treatment for you.
 
Will our conversations remain confidential?
Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What you discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else. By law, your therapist can’t release this information without your written consent, except in the following situations:
 
  • The therapist suspects there is past or present abuse or neglect of children, or dependent adults.
  • The therapist suspects the client is in danger of harming themselves or has threated to harm another person.

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