Who is Jars of Clay for? Glad you asked! Jars of Clay is especially for adult women with diverse backgrounds, those who have been marginalized and experienced stigma, working moms, stay at home moms, married women, single women, those struggling with balancing life or with their mental health, those with abandonment or attachment issues, those with conflicts in family life, those who want to deepen their faith or those who just need a resource to support their success. If you have been wondering where your best life is, are not sure what to do with all of your anger or sadness, have gone through something unimaginably unbearable or have a mind that just won’t shut off, Jars of Clay is for you. This is a real opportunity to work towards your true potential, make healthier choices, experience peace and restore your soul. What can I expect in counseling? You’ll first register to access your very own client portal where you will be able to complete paperwork, send messages and schedule appointments. Everything there is confidential, just like anything you would disclose in a therapy session (there are a few exceptions to this that we’ll go over). Once we start counseling, you’ll be asked to provide some background information about yourself, so that we’re working in the proper context. Then, we’ll identify goals that you want to work towards and possible action steps to get you there. We’ll figure out how often we’ll meet and go from there. What if I don’t like counseling? It is very likely that there will be parts of it you won't like, because change can be hard. It causes you to look deeply at yourself and try new ways of doing things. Sometimes that’s just not fun, but it almost always is worth it in the end. I believe you can push through to the other side, and will be able to use those changes for the better for the rest of your life. If it turns out that you’re not ready or don’t think it’s for you, you always have the option to discontinue. Can I bring my family member or friend with me to counseling? Many times people come into counseling due to damaged relationships they would like to repair or are wanting some extra support during sessions, and that is completely understandable. However at this time, Jars of Clay does not provide any family or couples therapy, or allow any non-clients in session. In order for us to get the most out of our time together, it is really important that you focus on healing for yourself first. What are some of the benefits of teletherapy? Teletherapy can be very convenient, especially in instances where it is difficult to come into an office. It provides the ability to log in from anywhere that has an internet connection, which is helpful for people who frequently travel, struggle to leave home, live outside of the city or don't find it safe to commute in inclement weather.