What is Therapy?


Therapy is a collaborative treatment effort based on the relationship between an individual and their therapist. The sessions are grounded in dialogue that provide a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best. 

The hope is that by the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future!


Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.

Your Responsibilities as a Client

In order for our team to provide you with the best services possible, we would like to partner with you in every step possible. You are the most important part of the treatment team. Therefore, to help us help you, we ask that you communicate with us on a regular basis. To make sure everything runs smoothly, our team asks the following from you:


  • Attend scheduled appointments with your therapist and case manager, and, if referred to, your primary care provider, substance abuse counselor, and/or psychiatrist.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please call the treatment team member with whom you have an appointment with as soon as possible. This will assist us in rescheduling your appointment and in providing services to the other clients we are working with.
  • Inform the therapist and/or case manager if your address and/or telephone number changes.

We understand that there are times when circumstances are out of your control, but if you take the time to communicate with us, we can work to accommodate you.

Attendance / Cancellation of Appointments

You and your treatment team will schedule appropriate appointments that are convenient for both you and them. Keep in mind how important it is to attend your scheduled appointments. If you need to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment, please contact the appropriate team member as soon as possible. If possible, please get in contact with your treatment team member before your scheduled appointment time. We want you to get the most out of our services; therefore, we can’t stress enough the importance of coming to your scheduled appointments and being consistent with treatment. If you are going to cancel or reschedule appointments, keep the following in mind:

In the event that you miss three (3) consecutive scheduled/re-scheduled appointments without notification and/or we are unable to contact you over that time, we will assume that you are no longer interested in services and will proceed with starting the discharge process. If you are unable to make your appointment please contact the provider within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.

Please feel free to contact us at (323) 234-4445 should you have any questions or concerns. Your assigned therapist or case manager will also be a point of reference for you.