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Karen Kennedy, LPC-S EMDR Therapist

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get Started?

Please select the therapyappointment ‘Make Appointment’ button on the right to check my availability.  If there are no slots available in the near future, this means that my schedule is full.  I do maintain a wait list in my practice, so if you do not find a time that fits your schedule, and would like to be added to my wait list, please email me to let me know.


What Should I Do To Prepare For Our First Appointment?

To make the most of our time together, please complete the online registration and put together a list of any questions you have so that we make sure to address them during our session. Then just take a big breath and relax.


What Happens At Our First Appointment?

Our first appointment is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and to gather information. My goal will be to get to know you and to learn about your story. I will be asking you some questions such as: “Why are you seeking counseling now?" or “What do you hope to change?”. I will also answer any questions you might have. We will finish by discussing how often we want to work together. I will often assign homework for you to do between sessions.


What If You Are Not A Good Fit For Me?

Fit is really important, and not every counselor-client combination is right. If we are not a good fit, I won’t take it personally and I will do everything I can to help you find a counselor who is a better match for you.


What Happens At Future Appointments?

After the first appointment, we will both have a better understanding of what paths to go down, so we will begin to have more focused conversations specifically addressing those areas of most importance to you. I also might recommend that we use EMDR if I think it would be helpful with your situation. Again, I also give homework as needed and recommend books, articles or films to support you between sessions.


How Often Will I Need To See You?

The answer is different for every client and so we will decide together what makes sense for you. We may meet every week, every other week, or once a month. Also, we may meet for a few months, a full year, or longer, depending upon your needs. Some clients even schedule “tune ups” every so often just to stay focused on their progress.

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Schedule An Appointment

New Clients: First check my schedule for appointment availability (bottom button on the registration page). Then register as a new client and make your appointment.

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