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Is counseling right for me?
Seeking out counseling is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response an unexpected changes in one's life such as divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a counselor as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, addiction and general life transitions. Counseling is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.
Do I really need counseling? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Counseling provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patters, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
How can counseling help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in counseling can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications an listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What is therapy like?
Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. It is important process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some thing you can expect out of therapy:
- Compassion, respect and understand
- Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
- Real strategies for enacting positive change
- Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance
Do you accept insurance?
Because insurance companies' mental health coverage is becoming more and more limited, often your co-pay is substantial. While I do work with several insurance providers, I will often work with you directly as first option to see if we can work out a fee that is comparable to your co-pay. This is more confidential and does not involve your employer's healthcare provider having access to sensitive information. I have never yet had to turn down a client because of limited finances.
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
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This man has changed my life with only one session, I truly hope one day i can find my calling as he did, don was put on this earth to help people in need and he has done so with me.
High quality and professional help
I would like to start out by saying thanks to Don for his help for my wife and I. My wife and I really needed help. We were arguing all the time and was talking about divorce. Until we met Don. We have never been to a marriage counselor before and did not know what to expect, but Don has been a great help through all of this and makes us feel down to earth. He truly inspires us to do better. He makes us laugh and sometimes cry. He makes everything easy to understand. In short he has given us our marriage back. I write this review and give Don 5 stars and only wish that it went to 10 because I would give him a 12. If you are looking for help with your marriage he is the one to see. Thanks again Don you have touched our lives and we are forever more grateful.
Mr. Dockery was very professional. He made my husband and I feel very comfortable, as this was our first counseling session. I have recommended him to one of my friends because he was great and I honestly feel that he is going to help my husband and I tremendously. He is not bias and that was very important for me. He understood instantly what my husband is going through. I would say to anyone in need of a good counselor he would be the one.
Don has been a remarkable resource to help reshape my marriage. He has taken the time to direct both me and my wife in the right direction. There has been incredible changes which could not have happened any other way. Make the call, you will not regret it, it will be the biggest change in your life! Chuck
I highly recommend Mr. Dockery to anyone. My wife and I are on the way to a full recovery.
This man was sent by God to save my marriage!
Dr. Dockery's skillful techniques and harmonious relationship with my husband and I really made us come together like peanut butter and jelly, lol! We were like oil and water going in, and we are still going through therapy but God is going to make sure this time we stick together like that peanut butter and jelly. We have been enjoying ourselves and it's like we have started all over from when we were dating. I just thank God for Dr. Dockery's participation as well as ours in putting this relationship back together.
Learning to Communicate it changing our relationship
My husband and I have been married for 30 years and those 30 years have included multiple separations and all the things that go along with being separated. In our last ditch effort to salvage our marriage we reached out to Don about six months ago. Our expectations have been exceed. We are rebuilding trust, becoming friends and learning to effectively communicate without judgement and without reservation. Our sessions with Don has not been without pain, in our experience pain is the touch stone of growth. Don has found a way to walk us through the uncomfortable discussions and discoveries in a way that leads to a closeness that we have not experienced and enjoyed in years. Don has taken a personal interest in helping us and for that we are very grateful. Another thing that we love is Don's office hours; by being so flexible it allows us to meet him and not have to take off from work. This flexibility helps reduce the stress of going counseling and also takes away another excuse that we used to avoid counseling.
Don had been very helpful to us and the convenient scheduling makes it easy for us to attend given our busy schedules. :)
I have recently used Dockery Therapy services for a multitude of problems in my life that I needed help. Don was my life coach and I couldn't give him anything less than my highest praises. He was great at listening to my concerns and providing expert advice and guidance. Thank you so much!!
Enables Positive Transformation
Don has a gift for making his you feel comfortable. This allows you to be open and honest about your issues. He also has a great intuition when it comes to understanding your issues. With this understanding he provides the right tools to guide you through a positive transformation in your life.
Walked away from the first session with new insight and valuable tools!
Great Experience with Couples Counseling
Don is great to work with and makes us both feel comfortable in the couples counseling. He never takes sides and works to make us both better people. He teaches us new things each session and it's never boring. Recommend him to anyone.
Friendly and professional
Don is always friendly and professional. I have attended counseling on my first marriage but it wasn't a good experience. My Fianceé and I had been working on some issue and she suggested this, at first I was a little wary, but that changed after our first visit. Don has been of great help so far, I actually look forward for the session now. When we are in a session it never feels like I am talking to a stranger, feels like a long time friend is there helping us work through our issues. I definitely recommend him.
Very nice an understand able, listen to my problems an ad very good advise to help me with my anger issues,not only that help me an my wife with some of or marriage issues, once again thank god for him .
Truly life changing.
Don was God sent. He really made a big difference in our life and relationship. I will recommend him to anyone! He always made himself available day or night. He would check up on me. Sometimes we realize that we do have angels on earth! I must say this was the best support I've ever received.
Don Saved my marriage
I came to see Mr Don and he saved my marriage. I almost ready to be done with my marriage. I resented my wife and didn't relies why. He assisted me in understanding and figuring out what exactly went wrong and why I felt the way I did. My wife and I are doing amazing and live each day happier than the next. He taught me so much and had my upmost respect!
Best thing we could have done for our marriage!
Don has been such a wonderful blessing to my husband and I! We were at the point of calling it quits and after just a few sessions with Don we could see changes! He has helped us tremendously with communication, compassion, and anger management! I'll always remember how moving the session where we burned our letters in the parking lot was. You've really helped put things into perspective for the both of us as far as how and why we react to certain situations the way we do. This has been the absolute best investment for our marraige and I cannot recommend Don Dockery therapy enough!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
A New beginning
Thanks to Don I have been set on a path of joy, compassion and understanding. I have struggeled with Shame and guilt through most of my life and not allowing myself to be the person I want and need to be. Don truely has a compassionate ear with a wealth of knowledge that he is more than eager to share with you. If you feel like you need answers in your life or need to understand why you feel or act the way you do I would not reccomend anyone else but Don. He will work with your schedule and give you the answers and tools you need.
Truly enjoyed it
I was seeking some guidance in my marriage. We have been through and in some tough patches when it comes to communication. Mr. Dockery has offered knowledge, understanding and skills to assist us in overcoming our deficiencies. He gives complete attention and shined light on a lot of questions and issues. He is very personable, thoughtful, kind. He is also very flexible with his time, which I found appealing due to the fact that I generally work 8-5. He has been willing to stay longer hours and answer distressed phones calls. I hope that with his help in our marriage we are able to build a truly loving, trusting, intimate, and fun relationship. I would recommend Dockery therapy to anyone looking for a safe outlet. I personally enjoyed talking with Mr. Dockery and look forward to future meetings.
I gained perspective and insight
Don took the time with me that I needed to get in touch with my own fears and feelings about my situation. He was a good Pathfinder and guide. I have grown through my work with him.
Help I needed
Don in just a few sessions helped me deal with issues that other therapists over a period of years were unable to accomplish. There are not words to say that could convey how grateful I am to him for the good he has done for me. His breadth of experience and expertise has helped me, and my marriage, on so many levels.
Dockery Therapy changed my life. Before I was insure when approaching members of the opposite sex, especially the ladies I was attracted to or I felt were "over my head." Mr Dockery brought out the best in me, improving myself-confidence and teaching me tools, communications and inter-personal relationship skills, so now I can truly be myself and effectively establish an honest dialogue with anyone. The service simply changed my life and I am appreciative from the bottom of my heart.
Both my brother and I have utilized Don Dockery to help develop our relationships to a very successful outcome. The service not only teaches you how to improve your communications and understand people better, it also teaches you about yours. We both would highly recommend the service if you want to improve your relationship with others. 5 stars. Thanks!
I'm writing to say that both myself and my younger brother have been to see Mr. Dockery for dating consulting. My younger brother went first a few years ago when he was having trouble with a woman he was really interested in, and he took Mr. Dockery's advice and ended up dating her for a long time. It was one thing in particular Mr. Dockery recommended that he did, and it really got that relationship going in high gear. As for myself, I started to see Mr. Dockery and still am, for advice when I was in a stalled relationship because I saw how well it worked for my brother. Both my brother and myself would highly recommend Mr. Dockery for dating consulting.
Victory at Last
I am so thankful to Mr.Dockery. I had struggled decades with anger issues that had intensified the last several years. My efforts at self help, reading, and seeking help from other counslers and therapist either did not provide relief or only a temporary effect. My hopes of a permanent solution for control and emotional peace, were near gone. Gratefully, I was guided to Dockery Therapy. It was very comfortable to open up painful private matters of my personal life haunting me thru the years. During therapy, I was helped and taught about anger management and learned tools that have freed me from destructive anger. I am going on several months with calm and peace in my life. Having less stress, improved restful sleep and restoration of strained relationships has allowed me to to know and experience a life of joy and happiness.
Dockery Therapy has recently helped me negotiate through some difficult passages in life and has done so with a great deal of compassion and understanding. He is a careful listener and can gently guide you to fresh approaches to intractable and pervasive problems. He enabled me with a set of "tools" to be able to analyze difficult situations and manage decisions and choices. Above all, he is a very caring therapist who look out for his patients. Highly credentialed but a down to earth guy, I would recommend him to anyone.
Don is an awesome therapist. He is patient, encouraging, and he knows how to join the clients in their struggle. After the first session I felt as though we had hope. After the third session, my husband and I made the decision to get back together after a four month separation.Don held us accountable without being judgemental. He will always be our therapist. We are eternally grateful for Don.
He does an excellant job identifying the problem and offers great solutions to the problems identified. Don Dockery is extremely professional and easy to work with. He is trustworthy where you can really be free to talk about anything and not worry that what you say will leave the room. You can put yourself at ease and get comfortable when talking with him because he will be thinking about the best ways to help you with whatever you need.
Don is an awesome counselor. He helped me and my wife learn to communicate and that changed our marriage completely. I will definitely see this therapist in the future.
Dockery Therapy, was professional with just the right amount of personnel care. He met with my partner and I at our conveyance. He was flexible and didn't mind that most of our appointments were on weekends. He had a sense of self that lead us in the direction we needed to go. I would recommend this professional to anyone, and have. Thank you Don, your truly a decent and caring individual.
My husband started going to see Mr. Dockery and I noticed a change in him after his first session. After my husband went a couple times alone, I was asked to join the next session. Mr. Dockery isn't just some man that listens to your problems, he truly cares about helping you. We have been seeing Mr. Dockery for a couple of months now and I am very pleased with his services. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help in any area of life.
Saved my life!
I found Don Dockery at a time in my life when I was at a crossroads. I was guilt-ridden, felt unloved and misunderstood and very conflicted about life-choices I had made and ultimately I had to make. Don helped me to learn to accept who I was and begin to love myself, so I could allow others to love me. With his help I finally found the courage to be me and found peace of mind that I have never before experienced. I know Don Dockery is only a phone call away and that is very comforting.
Such a wonderful experience! You don't even feel like you're in a "counseling" session. Don is so easy going and REAL; it's as if you're talking to your best friend!
a simple thanks
As a great listener & talented counselor, Don provided me with unique lessons tailored to meet my specific goals & teaching me methods to reach them. And, unlike others I have met in his field, he is very approachable & easy to talk to. It was refreshing to speak with someone who has the knowledge to teach but never tried to speak over my head or made me feel like a project.
Wonderful and very helpful therapist. Would recommend to anyone.
I thought my marriage was over
I thought my marriage was over but now I feel hopeful. Don was very helpful with this.
Getting my life on track
I have had a lot of things going on in my life for the past few years, between losing my mom and my husband I have had some things to work thru. I started seeing Don a little over a year ago and honestly have come a long way with his help. Don was extremely helpful when my husband and I were seeing him for marriage counseling, and now he has been helping me thru the grief process. I had seen 2 other counselors before him and neither seem to understand, and it wasn't a healing process like it has been seeing Don. Don is down to earth and encourages you, it really has made everything in my life better!
An excellent choice for marriage counseling.
Don provides an excellent atmosphere for discussing problems in a marriage, and offers clear exercises to move past problems. He is very accommodating to your schedule and is always available for calls. He seems to truly enjoy his line of work and takes a genuine interest in his clients. I highly recommend Don as a counselor.
Skilled, caring and compassionate!
Found Don after reading about his diverse background and treatment methodologies. He comes as advertised. He takes his time to learn about you and your problems then utilizes his breadth of knowledge to help and try to sort through your issues. Open minded and non-judgemental, Don has been a pleasure with which to work.
Don Dockery is an expectional therapist. For years I had attended basic therapy where my therapist would listen to my problems but never showed me a solution out of my emotional pain. Don Dockery did. This is what makes him special and stand out from all the rest. He is compassionate. Intelligent Approachable Comforting to be with You can share your innermost thoughts, failures, fears, and successes with him while instantly feel the weight literally come off your shoulders. Why? He has a natural gift of easing and comforting his patients with his soothing voice. Don has a gentle yet affirmative voice of compassion and wisdom helping you rise from the ashes of dispair. Don has vast experience that sets him apart from all the rest. I refer all my friends who need a strong yet gentle hand when life throughs a curb ball. Don plants the seeds of renewal in the human soul and then waits as the patient Gardner waiting for healing process to take root. Thankyou Don for having my best interest at heart. Your marketing company is blessed to have meet, known, and spoken with You. Don Dockery The Best Therapist in Town. Esther Andrews a grateful patient.
Don Dockery served an important role during a very difficult time of my life. Don was able to help me rationalize experiences and set realistic goals to overcome the challenges I was facing. Without his help, I do not believe I could have been as strong or have perservered in such a unfortunate time.
Don is a consummate professional and truly cares for his patients. He has gone above and beyond to see my family through a very difficult time and has made himself available around the clock in our deepest times of need. I would recommend Don above any professional therapist that I know.
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