Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I begin therapy with Ms. Sanders, how long does it last?

Generally, therapy lasts as long as the client and therapist agree that it is a useful and effective process. The first few sessions are a time to evaluate and assess the match between the client's needs and the therapist's skills and areas of expertise. Some clients stay in therapy until they feel a little better and then they terminate the therapy. Others resolve their presenting problems and then stay in therapy to focus on other issues or concerns that interfere with their satisfaction in life. The length of time for therapy varies. A regular therapy session lasts for 45 minutes. Some clients prefer to schedule a double session for 1 1/2 hours to allow for more time.

2. Does Ms. Sanders prescribe medication?

Ms. Sanders is not a physician and she does not prescribe medication. If a client needs a medication evaluation, Ms. Sanders can provide some names of physicians who can assess the need for medication.

3. How are sessions scheduled?

Ms. Sanders generally works on weekdays but not in the evenings or on weekends. Some people set a regular weekly or twice weekly appointment and others may need to fluctuate their appointment times. It is useful to schedule a set of appointments a few weeks ahead of time in order to find an open time that is convenient for both the client and therapist.

4. How do I know if Collaborative Divorce is the right process for me?

I would suggest you email, call, or set up a time for us to meet so that I can hear more about your situation. Then, I can better consult with you about a variety of options for divorce and what might fit best for you. I can also refer you to attorneys who can offer you more legal information about divorce alternatives. You can go to the following website to read articles, watch videos and learn more about Collaborative Divorce: www.CollaborativePractice.com You can also go to our local Collaborative Divorce group's website to read about and view our professionals involved in this process: www.mtcollab.com

5. Can my first session be free of charge?

Ms. Sanders can talk by phone or communicate through email prior to a first session to answer any questions or address any concerns. The initial appointment does have a charge as do future sessions. Click on the Fees link for more information.