If you have never been to see a therapist before, the process can seem a little scary. To help you feel more comfortable, I have some information on what your first visit with me will generally look like.
Once we we set our appointment time over the phone or through email, I will send a link via email to your intake forms via my secure practice platform. Intake forms consist of basic information that I will need from you including contact info, reasons for seeking therapy, and your consent for me to treat you in the psychotherapy process. If you have difficulty accessing a computer in order to fill out forms or to communicate via, email please let me know and we will make other arrangements for you.
Forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. On the day of your appointment, you will arrive at my office and wait in the waiting room until I come out and get you. We will then go over some general information such as confidentiality, cancellations, and in-between appointment phone calls, to name a few. This is a good time to ask me any questions you may have about my training or how I approach my work.
After this point you are free to share with me what has brought you in for therapy. The first appointment is mainly for getting to know you and what is troubling you so that I can begin to get a sense of how to be helpful to you.
At the end of the hour, which is 50 minutes, I will collect your payment and set our next appointment.