What to Expect
I would encourage you to think of our first session as a consultation with no strings attached. I will do my best to understand you and the unique concerns that bring you in. It is important for you to feel comfortable with your future therapist and this initial session will give you a sense of what it's like to meet with me. It is also important for your future therapist to have the skills and experience necessary to treat your specific concerns. I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have about my training and experience. If it seems like we are a good match at the end of the session then we will schedule a regular time to meet where we can continue to assess your strengths, as well as your areas for growth, so that we can collaboratively develop a plan of action. If not, then I will be happy to make a referral to other services or qualified professionals who may be better suited to help you.
The beginning of our first session will be spent reviewing forms that address issues such as confidentiality, billing, the therapy process, and more. Copies of the forms are provided on the right side of this page for your convenience. The "Agreement for Services" and "Privacy Notice" are provided for your review, but it is not necessary for you print them out beforehand.
It is helpful, but not required, for you to print out and complete the "Intake Form" prior to our first session. Please note: if there are any questions that are unclear or that you'd rather not answer prior to meeting in person, then please leave them blank and we can discuss them further in session.