Our Counseling Workshop (formerly called Preface) is designed to…
- Educate individuals about emotional and psychological health
- Introduce members to the process of self-reflection
- Help individuals begin their therapeutic journey
Each workshop includes two, 50-minute in-person sessions (held at our location: 3611 River Road, Suite 200, Yakima, WA 98902) which will help introduce members to the counseling process.
After completing our Counseling Workshop, members have priority for scheduling an individual counseling intake.
Our next classes are:
Thursdays, April 14th and 21st from 12-1pm
Mondays, May 16th and 23rd from 11am-12pm
Tuesdays, June 14th and 21st from 1-2pm
Frequently Asked Questions…
What should I expect from the Counseling workshop?
It is not group therapy, but a workshop… much like an interactive class. You’re welcome to participate in the dialogue or you’re welcome to quietly take it all in.
I don’t want to be part of a group.
This workshop is NOT group counseling. It’s a workshop that is designed to kickstart your therapeutic journey, essentially giving your more quality counseling appointments with our pyschotherapist.
What is the workshop about?
In our time together, we will help define emotional and psychological health. We’ll talk about happiness and what that really means. You can expect to leave with a better understanding of what is bringing you to therapy and perhaps some new ways in which you might understand yourself.
My problems are really personal and I don’t want to talk to other people about myself.
Yes, your problems are personal and you are not required to share anything you’re not comfortable sharing. However, you might be surprised by how other people understand pieces of your experiences. It can be very encouraging when we connect with someone who “gets it.” You will still benefit from the workshop if you choose to quietly take in the information without sharing or verbally participating.
Do I have to attend this workshop before scheduling an intake counseling session? Can’t I just be put on the wait list?
We have structured this workshop to include much of what you would be going through during your initial counseling appointments, and we have found that by offering this material as a class helps to more quickly launch members into quality therapy.
We highly recommend and encourage you to attend our Intro to Counseling workshop. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend this introductory class, then you may request be put on a wait list. However, we give priority to those who have attended the workshop.
I have already been through therapy with another counselor, so I’m familiar with the therapy process. Do I still have to sign up for the Counseling workshop?
Yes, we would still encourage you to sign up. While the idea of counseling should be the same between counselors, it is our experience that many counselors and their therapeutical process varies dramatically.
I want my spouse / child / parents / etc. to do counseling. Can I sign them up for a Counseling workshop?
While we can work with many individuals and couples, we currently do not do any ‘externally mandated’ counseling. This means that any member is welcome, but they must come and attend the workshop (and any other counseling) of their own accord. So if you’d like to suggest they sign up, please send them the link to this page!
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