Is Paper Cranes Counseling Right For Me?

Choosing to start therapy for the first time, or the 500th time, can be the first step to uncovering an amazing journey of self-discovery and purposeful change! Therapy is one the greatest gifts that you can give yourself because it is all about the betterment of you. Investing in yourself is not selfish; it is necessary. We believe that you are the expert on your life and we are here to provide the clinical piece that assists in pulling from the greatness within you. We utilize treatment interventions that strive to unmask your internal experience, sharpen your skills, emphasize your strengths, promote healthier living, and empower you to live your best life.

To further discuss how Paper Cranes Counseling may be a good match for your treatment needs, please call us at (213) 214-2925 to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation. Therapy at Paper Cranes Counseling is customized to your individual needs and we would be happy to discuss your unique situation!


What Can I Expect From Therapy?

Let’s start at the beginning! Your first contact with Paper Cranes Counseling may be the phone consultation which is designed for you to have an open dialogue with your potential therapist. This consultation includes, but is not limited to, discussing why you are seeking therapy, what you are looking for in a therapist, and how we may be able to help.

Your initial appointment is considered a diagnostic or evaluation interview. During this initial appointment, further information will be gathered and you will work collaboratively with your therapist to discuss style of therapy, treatment goals, therapeutic interventions, role expectations, and frequency of sessions. Information shared in this appointment will help guide subsequent sessions.

Our mission is to rescue those in crisis, restore functionality through skill building, re-educate through psychoeducation, and release following proper preparation for the end of treatment. Although people come in at different stages of the process, the goal is still the same: for people to leave treatment in a better place than where they began.

Sessions are by appointment only. You may secure a session through our Client Portal.

*Once you schedule a session, be on the look out a welcome e-mail containing important documents to help better prepare for our first meeting.


How Long Does Therapy Take?

The length of time you invest in therapy depends on the distress level, severity, and frequency of your symptoms, as well as how you and your therapist determine progress is made with your specified treatment goals. There are no guarantees in therapy (we wish!) but your level of motivation, consistency, commitment to the process, and utilization of your support system(s) are important to the efficacy of treatment. You will work collaboratively with your therapist to monitor progress as evidenced by self-report, scales, and feedback. Your therapeutic process may include periods of stagnation and regression which is common in the middle phase of treatment because, well, change is often uncomfortable. We feel that this is where the most skill-building, and implementation of skills, is necessary for forward movement.


How is my Privacy Protected?

Paper Cranes Counseling utilizes an electronic health record (EHR) and phone system that are fully HIPAA* compliant to protect your privacy. All information regarding the specific nature of your session is maintained and considered confidential within the office unless specified by you in writing. We follow HIPAA and maintain confidentiality. If in our clinical judgment we determine that there is serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to self or identifiable others, we are not bound to keep that information confidential and we may need to disclose necessary information to appropriate entities. Other exceptions to confidentiality include suspected child abuse/neglect or in rare instances of a court-issued subpoena.

*Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act