Embarking on a journey of therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience. At Sundew Therapy and Wellness, we understand the importance of transparency and ensuring that our clients have a clear understanding of the therapy process from start to finish.

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through what to expect at each stage of the therapeutic journey, from the initial phone consultation to the termination of therapy. Whether you are new to therapy or have previous experience, this article aims to provide valuable insights to support your growth and well-being.


The therapeutic journey begins with the initial phone consultation. This short conversation is an opportunity for you to briefly discuss your concerns and goals with one of our team members. During this call, we will gain a better understanding of your needs and determine how our services can best support you. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about therapy or our practice.

Three individuals in a therapy session.

At Sundew Therapy and Wellness, creating a safe and trusting environment for our clients is of utmost importance. Our team of dedicated clinicians strives to build a strong therapeutic alliance with each client, fostering a space where you can feel comfortable expressing yourself without fear of judgment. We value and respect individuality, embracing diversity in all its forms.



Once you have decided to proceed with therapy, we will schedule an intake session. The intake session typically lasts about 55 minutes and serves as a more in-depth exploration of your background, history, and current challenges. We may ask questions about your personal and family history, previous therapy experiences, and any relevant medical or mental health information. This thorough assessment helps us tailor our approach to meet your unique needs.

The intake session is also when we can address any specific concerns you have. At Sundew Therapy and Wellness, we have expertise in providing specialized support for LGBTQIA+ individuals and trauma survivors. We recognize the unique challenges faced by these populations and are committed to offering a safe and inclusive space for healing and growth. Sundew Therapy and Wellness is also tailored to address a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Managing anxiety and stress
  • Addressing depression and low mood
  • Navigating relationship conflicts
  • Coping with life transitions
  • Parenting support
  • Processing grief and loss
  • Managing illnesses and phobias

Want to learn what all the intake session entails? Check out Exploring the Ins and Outs of the Intake Process in Therapy

Two individuals in a therapy session.

During therapy sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive and non-judgmental space. Your therapist will help you gain insights into patterns and belief systems that may be influencing your emotional well-being and behavior. Together, you will work towards fostering healthier coping strategies and cultivating a deeper understanding of yourself.


Following the intake process, your therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the specific goals and objectives of your therapy journey and the techniques and approaches that will be used to address your concerns. We believe in the power of collaboration, and your input and feedback are essential in shaping your treatment plan.


As therapy progresses, you will engage in ongoing therapy sessions with your therapist. The frequency and duration of these sessions will depend on your needs and treatment goals. Therapy sessions may be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, and typically last between 45 to 50 minutes. 

Periodically as you and your therapist feel is best, your therapist will check in with you to ensure that you feel you are on track for your goals, or to discuss if your goals have changed and need to be adapted to fit your growth. There is no set time frame for how long therapy should continue as it will be greatly influenced by your unique treatment plan. It is important that both you and your therapist have frequent check-ins to tailor the wor



The termination phase of therapy is a crucial and often bittersweet part of the therapeutic journey. As your therapy goals are met, you and your therapist will collaboratively work towards concluding therapy. This process involves reviewing the progress made, reflecting on insights gained, and developing a plan for maintaining the positive changes achieved in therapy.

At Sundew Therapy and Wellness, our mission is to empower and support you throughout your therapeutic journey. From the initial phone consultation to the termination of therapy, our experienced and compassionate team is dedicated to providing insightful and evidence-based mental healthcare. We invite you to take the first step toward your well-being by reaching out for a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Let us be your partners in discovering your inner strength and achieving lasting positive change.



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Disclaimer: The content provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional medical or mental health advice. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or medical emergency, please seek immediate assistance from a qualified healthcare professional or call your local emergency helpline.

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