What to Expect
At the Ivins Group, PLLC, we believe in the power of therapy to transform lives. We understand that the
idea of therapy can be unfamiliar or intimidating for some individuals, which is why we've created this
website to provide you with a clear understanding of what therapy entails, how it works, and how it can
What is Therapy
Therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is a collaborative process between a trained therapist and a client. It provides a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
Therapy is a confidential and non-judgmental space where you
can gain insight, develop coping strategies, and work towards positive changes in your life.
1. Initial Assessment: The therapy process begins with an initial assessment, where you meet with a therapist to discuss your concerns, goals, and background. This assessment helps the therapist understand your unique needs and determine the most appropriate therapeutic approach for
2. Building a Therapeutic Relationship: A strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and
collaboration is essential for successful therapy. Your therapist will create a safe and supportive environment where you can openly express yourself, share your experiences, and feel heard and understood.
3. Setting Goals: Together with your therapist, you will identify the goals you want to work
towards in therapy. These goals may include improving mental well-being, enhancing
relationships, managing stress, developing coping skills, or achieving personal growth. Setting
clear goals helps guide the therapy process and provides a sense of direction.
4. Collaboration and Feedback: Therapy is a collaborative process, and your active participation is key to its success. Your therapist will regularly check in with you to assess your progress, provide feedback, and adjust the therapeutic approach as needed. Your input and feedback are valued and will shape the direction of therapy.