Frequently Asked Questions

I have received numerous questions from clients regarding my work. Some of those I decided to share with you on this page and try to answer them, so you learn about the benefits of professional family and individual counseling. If there is something else you wish to learn about my services in San Diego, CA or Sally Leboy Individual and Couple's Counselor, please call me at (619) 345-3797. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Q: How can therapy help me?

A: A number of benefits are to be had from participating in individual counseling therapy. A specialist can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for problems such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, stress management, body image issues, and more.

Q: Do I really need therapy?
A: Therapists are a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, marriage problems, family concerns, and hassles with daily life. Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties in the past, there is nothing wrong with seeking our help when you need it. My professional individual counseling services are available to anyone who needs a little extra support dealing with life and its challenges.

Q: Why do people go to therapy, and how do I know individual counseling is right for me?
A: Individuals have different reasons for coming to individual psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some need assistance in managing a range of other problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and more. Therapies provide much needed encouragement and help with skills to get people through these hard periods.

Q: What is individual psychotherapy like?
A: Each person has different problems and goals, your individual counseling therapy will be different depending on your needs. It is common that I suggest clients schedule sessions weekly. In the course of a couple of sessions, we will be able to decide which approach best works for you.

Q: What is marriage and family therapy?

A: A marriage and family counselor treats a wide range of serious clinical problems including marital problems, anxiety, depression, psychological problems, children-parent problems, and more. The therapies are brief, solution-focused, specific, with attainable goals, and designed with the “end in mind”.

Q: Why should I use counseling?
A: Recent studies prove that adolescent drug abuse, depression, alcoholism, obesity, and dementia in the elderly, marital distress and conflict can be effectively be treated with the help of a professional family counselor.

Q: Does it work?
A: Professional individual counseling & family counseling is a cost-effective, result-oriented form of treatment. It gives positive results in 98% of the cases according to researches. More and more people opt for counseling rather than taking medication.

Q: How long does it take?
A: Marriage counseling is short-term therapy; it takes up to 12 sessions. Individual therapies can last for as long as the customer thinks better and feels empowered.

Q: Do we necessarily have to be married to ask for a family counseling session?
A: No. People seek marriage therapy to help with behavioral problems, relationship problems, and mental and emotional distress. Individuals also enter therapy to work on issues which may be preventing them from being in a relationship or to work on issues from a relationship that has ended.

For more answers, call Sally Leboy Individual and Couple's Counselor in San Diego, CA today!