Your Questions Answered
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes, if you reach out to us one of our full-time therapists will call within 48 business hours to answer any questions you may have.
What can I expect in counseling?
Therapy can be a wonderfully life-altering experience. Some clients may need a safe environment in which to vent or talk - others may need education on how to better cope with grief, addiction, or a myriad of other issues. Each client is different - Canfield Counseling believes in a self-directed, client-centered approach that puts you at the forefront of your healing.
are there any risks in counseling?
Counseling is an intensely personal process which can bring unpleasant memories or emotions to the surface. There are no guarantees that counseling will work for you. Clients can sometimes make improvements only to go backwards after a time. Progress may happen slowly. Counseling requires a very active effort on your part. To be most successful, you will have to work on things we discuss outside of sessions.
What are the benefits of counseling?
Counseling can help you develop coping skills, make behavioral changes, reduce symptoms of mental health disorders, improve the quality of your life, learn to manage anger, learn to live in the present and many other advantages.
Is counseling private?
Yes, Canfield Counseling abides by all Federal, State, Board, and Ethical guidelines regarding your Protected Health Information. No information that you do not want shared will ever be shared without your written permission, except those allowed by Mandatory Reporting Rules (contact us for any further concerns or questions about HIPAA and other privacy laws)
Does Canfield Counseling see all types of clients?
Yes, Canfield Counseling does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, profession, politics, appearance, sexual orientation, or any other factor. We are an open and non-judgemental environment. Our therapists will screen during the initial consultation/assessment to verify we can adequately address your needs. If one of our staff determines you would be better served at another agency or level of care we will assist you in arranging intake/scheduling with the entity to which we refer you.
Do you see children?
Canfield Counseling provides services for any individuals 12 years of age or older. If you have young children in need of mental health services one of our staff will ensure you are put in contact with a provider who can best assist you.
Are your staff licensed?
Our staff are either licensed with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health or are Master's level with the requisite amount of experience. All outpatient services are overseen by our Board Certified Clinical Supervisor Diana Canfield MS LPC.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, but we have a robust referral list in which we can refer you to trusted local professionals who can assist you with medication.
Do you provide crisis services?
No, in the event of a Psychiatric Emergency please call 911 or visit your local ER.
What should I bring to my first session?
Please fill out your intake forms via the client portal in Simple Practice which you received upon confirmation of your session. Other than that feel free to bring a bottle of water or drink and quietly sit in our waiting area until your therapist finishes with their previous client.