The Awakening Center
What is The Awakening Center?
The Awakening Center is a cooperative of independent professionals. We are a group composed of counselors, social workers, and a nutritionist who have come together because of a shared approach and philosophy. We share our office space, website and newsletter, however, each helping professional sets her own hours, fees and policies.
Why are you called "The Awakening Center?"
Our name reflects our view that each of us has untapped potential to love, work, and create that may be "awakened" when we surmount our internal obstacles. We believe that our clients have the answers to their own questions and dilemmas, and our role as therapists is to help you find these answers and facilitate your growth process.
Is The Awakening Center only for women?
No. While our staff is currently comprised of women, and we have expertise in treating women¹s issues, we work with men and couples as well. We also treat children, adolescents, and families.
Is The Awakening Center just for people with eating disorders?
No. Eating disorders are some of the problems we specialize in but we treat people with a wide range of symptoms and issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, substance abuse, and compulsive self-injury.
Is The Awakening Center a day program?
No. The Awakening Center offers a range of services you can choose from to meet your needs however we are not a partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient program. If you are in need of intensive therapy you may come several times a week..
What will happen when I call the intake line at The Awakening Center?
After you leave a confidential message on our voicemail system, our Office Manager will call you back and ask you a few questions about why you are seeking psychotherapy at this time. If we are the right place for you, she will then match you with a compatible therapist. Your therapist will then call you to set up an initial appointment.
How will my fee be set at The Awakening Center?
You and your therapist will discuss your fee in the first session. Your therapist has a full fee based on her training and experience. Each therapist also has a limited number of sliding scale fee appointments for clients with lower incomes. If you need a significantly reduced fee, you may see a therapist in training at The Awakening Center, when available.
If I already have a therapist, can I see the nutritionist at The Awakening Center, or join a therapy group there?
Yes. We are happy to collaborate with outside therapists, psychiatrists, or other professionals.
I don¹t like my current therapist. Can I switch to a therapist at The Awakening Center?
We suggest that you discuss the problems you are having with your therapist first to see if you can work them out. If this is not possible we recommend that you inform your therapist of your decision to end your treatment before making an appointment at The Awakening Center. You may also set up a consultation appointment with us to discuss the problems you are having with your therapist.