FAQ

What is counseling?

“Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals” (Kaplan et al., 2014, p. 368).

Counseling works in part because of clearly defined rights and responsibilities held by each party. As a client in counseling, you have certain rights and responsibilities. There are also legal limitations to those rights you should be aware of. As counselors, we have responsibilities to clients, as well. These guidelines are outlined in our informed consent document. You may view it by clicking here. You may also be wondering if you need counseling. Take a free mental health screening here.


How do I make an appointment?

The first step is to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation meeting by calling (317) 292-9702. During this telephone call, you will be asked the reason you are seeking services, your overall counseling goals, and other pertinent information. You will also be given an opportunity to ask questions about our services. If we are a good fit, we will schedule you for a 75-90-minute intake session. Once you are an established client, you can easily schedule your appointments through our Patient Portal.

How long is each session?

Appointments will ordinarily be 45-60 minutes. The first 2-3 sessions will involve a comprehensive evaluation of your situation and needs. By the end of the evaluation, we will be able to offer some initial impressions of what our work might include. At that point, we will discuss your treatment goals and create an initial treatment plan.

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Developed by the late Francine Shapiro (1948-2019), EMDR therapy is an “extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders” (EMDRIA, 2020). Learn more by watching the video below.

What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation?

Your brain naturally has electrical currents. The Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device delivers a natural level of microcurrent, via small clips worn on your earlobes, through the brain to stimulate and modulate specific groups of nerve cells. The microcurrent is tiny, just millionths of an ampere, and so gentle that most people don’t even feel it. The patented Alpha-Stim waveform, application, and protocols result in significant anxiety relief, mood normalization, and better sleep (both in quality and duration; Alpha-Stim, 2022). Dr. Trexler has been trained to offer CES.


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