Your Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation
Your phone consultation will be a conversation that allows us to decide if I might be a good fit as your therapist. I will ask you to tell me what is bringing you in for therapy and what your goals are. If there is anything in particular you are looking for or wanting, this is a great time to let me know. I will tell you a bit about my experience with the concerns you are coming in with, and we can decide if we would like to schedule a 50-minute session in person to further discuss what is going on for you and begin our work together. If we decide that we would not be the best match for what you are needing, I will give you other resources that might be able to better help you reach your goals (e.g., information for other therapists, support groups, organizations, hotlines).
Your First Appointment
Your first appointment will be a 50-minute session, in which we talk more in detail about your goals for therapy. Together we will decide on a plan going forward. Please remember to fill out the requested forms and read over confidentiality information prior to arriving, as I want you to get the most out of your session and not need to take time to complete upon arriving. Once we begin talking, I will briefly discuss confidentiality with you and ensure that your questions are answered. For you to benefit from our sessions, I believe you need to feel safe with me, and know that I will not judge you and that you are not alone. With this in mind, I will ask questions to get to know you better while striving to create a gentle and warm atmosphere. I will also take note of strengths that you have and ways that you have empowered yourself to navigate the world this far and walk into our session. At the end of session, I will check in on how you feel about the session and our plan going forward, and we can schedule another session if you choose. Additionally, if we are going to be collaborating with other professionals (e.g., a medical doctor), I will have you sign a form that will let me contact them.