Patty Kellogg, M.A.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT COUNSELING

How can I be sure if I need individual, couples or family counseling?

Just call for a free phone consultation and we will figure out together what might be in your best interest.

How long will it take to resolve my issues?

While there is no definitive answer to how long therapy might take, usually I can get a sense of your situation pretty early on and give you some thoughts about that. Generally, issues that are more complex and that have been going on for some time will likely take longer than a less complicated problem might.

How long does the therapy session last?

A standard session usually lasts about an hour. I also offer an hour-and-a-half or two-hour session to couples or to anyone who wants to delve in deeply right away.

How often do people attend counseling sessions?

That depends. Some people prefer to come weekly. Others may want to spread it out. Or in the beginning, people in crisis may want to attend more often than once a week. I am flexible about this. We do what works for you.

What are your office hours?

Weekdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

What kind of therapeutic approach do you use?

The therapy is tailored to best suit each client. Some of my techniques might draw from Gestalt, family systems, psychodynamic, strengths and solution-focused, cognitive or behavioral models, among others. I also use play therapy with children, including sand tray work.

Do you do phone sessions?

With clients I have already been working with, I am happy to conduct phone sessions. This usually occurs if someone is out of town or has difficulty making it to a session for some reason.

Do you take insurance?

Some insurance companies will cover a counselor as an out-of-network provider. You may contact your insurance company for more information.