Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic
Hosford - FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
A: Call (805) 893-8064
What happens after I call to make an appointment?
Call to schedule an Intake appointment (lasts 2 – 3 hours)
Come into the center for the Intake
Begin meeting with your counselor or be referred to a community agency
What happens during the intake?
You will get to see the Hosford Clinic, meet the clinician, and complete the necessary paperwork.
How long does each therapy session last?
Sessions last 50 minutes each
How long will I come to therapy?
How many sessions a person has varies based on individual need. What is important to know is that throughout therapy, your counselor will discuss a treatment plan with you so that your concerns can be addressed and monitored
Does coming to counseling mean that my problem will go away completely?
Counseling is a process of personal exploration and may or may not lead to major changes in your life problems, perspectives, and/or decisions. The exact nature of these changes cannot be predicted. Together, you and your counselor will work to try to achieve the best possible results for you.
What usually happens in counseling and psychotherapy?
You will get a weekly appointment time with your therapist
You will have a chance to tell your therapist more about your life and your concerns
You will work with your therapist to identify goals for counseling/psychotherapy
You will work with your therapist on accomplishing your goal
How will my therapist help me?
By listening and providing support as you make decisions and try new behaviors
By asking questions that help you see your problem in new ways, which will help you generate solutions to your difficulties
By helping you to see your strengths and the strengths of those around you
By helping you access resources in your family, social circle, and community
By teaching you effective ways to deal with life’s greatest challenges, like addictions, mental illness, victimization, interpersonal conflict, parenting, bereavement, divorce, job loss, failing grades, loneliness, depression, school pressure, and job stress
By working with you to foster positive changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
By coaching you in ways to improve your interpersonal relationships
By providing a safe space for you to talk privately about your worries and concerns.