What are the benefits of counseling?

Adria Rigg, LLC can help you build happier and healthier relationships.  Counseling gives you the opportunity, in a supportive environment, to become more fully aware of your situation, explore options, and make changes.  With sensitive and caring feedback, you can gain new understanding of your challenges, self, and others.  In addition, our therapists will coach and guide you in developing new tools and strategies.   Here are just a few of the benefits you may experience:

  • A more secure connection with others (partner, children, or friends)
  • Increased authenticity and self-compassion
  • Less stress and improved physical health
  • Clarification of your needs, desires, and goals
  • Greater enjoyment and satisfaction in life
  • Understanding and awareness of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
  • New behaviors and responses to problems
  • An increased sense of safety and security
  • Improved performance at work or school
  • Greater control over your emotions
  • Better communication with loved ones
  • An increased sense of confidence
  • Hope, peace, comfort, and self-acceptance

Do I need counseling?  Will it help?

Some people seek counseling for support and guidance regarding a specific problem or situation.  Others seek counseling to enrich their relationships or assist in personal development.  In both cases, therapy can help!

Our therapists complete a treatment plan with every client, identifying goals and objectives for therapy.  These goals will then be reviewed on a regular basis to determine your progress and areas for future growth.  You will experience the most benefits if you are compassionate to yourself, practice what is discussed in sessions, and are motivated to make changes.  Family members who don’t exhibit a desire to change may still receive new insight and understanding from participating in counseling. If your therapist and you find that you are not making progress towards your goals, then your therapist will provide referrals to other providers or services that may be more helpful.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed to address a certain problem or issue will vary based on your commitment to change and the intensity of the issue.  Some couples or families only need a few sessions to experience direct benefits while others may need more intensive or long term support.

Are there any negative effects of counseling?

Therapy, while offering support, healing, and growth, is also hard work.  It is not unusual for relationships to change during the counseling process, and it is common to experience intense emotions when facing challenging issues.  Our therapists provide care and support throughout the counseling process but will also challenge you to grow and try new strategies.

What if I no longer wish to continue?

Clients are welcome to end counseling at any time. We have found that a final session can be helpful to discuss your progress as well as provide closure for both you and your therapist.  Our therapists will be glad to provide referrals if your particular problem is outside the scope of our training or if you would prefer to see someone else.

How confidential are the sessions?

The State of Colorado legally recognizes that communication between counselor and their client is privileged and confidential. Our therapists will not disclose information that you share in sessions except:

  • If you are in imminent danger to yourself or are a significant danger to someone else, your therapist has a legal obligation to break confidentiality to protect you and/or others.
  • If you disclose information about child or elder abuse, then your therapist has a legal responsibility to report this to the proper authorities. Such a report could potentially lead to disclosure of your being a client and any information regarding the abuse.
  • If you give your therapist permission to share information by signing an Authorization to Disclose or Receive Confidential Information form, which may be beneficial in coordinating care with other professionals or family members.
  • If your records are subpoenaed by a court of law (e.g. if you claimed emotional damages in a lawsuit).

In addition, our therapists receive ongoing clinical supervision and may discuss your case with their supervisor(s) to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality of care.