FAQs

Therapy did not help before, so why should I pay a therapist to watch us fight?

A therapist who specializes in couples and relationships do not allow couples to fight in the office just like you would at home. I want to help you feel heard, listened to and understood. I guide you toward new ways of communicating, caring for each other and working out difficult issues.

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual or couple. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

My clients usually see positive changes and progress in 4-8 weeks. My goal is to help you complete the necessary steps to end therapy and resume a happy and healthy life and relationship as soon as possible. At the same time, everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends) beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.



104 Church Lane, Suite 105,
Baltimore, MD 21208

rabinowitzcounseling@verizon.net
(410) 736-8118

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