The first appointment is typically an initial consultation. During this time, you may discuss your background, what brings you to therapy and get answers to any questions you may have about the therapy process. Then you’ll work with your therapist to help clarify your needs and goals.
Our approach to therapy, in general, is to help people develop more satisfying relationships. The working relationship between client and therapist is itself a medium through which it often possible to break habitual patterns so that you are better able relate to other significant people in your life. We actively converse with clients and offer feedback and direction, while also providing room for clients to self-reflect.
At times, more than one appointment is needed before it’s clear how to proceed. By the end of the initial consultation period, you and and your therapist can discuss how to proceed. Typically at this time, you and your therapist will have a sense about whether or not it feels like a good fit to work together. If either of you decide not to continue, we are glad to offer referrals that may better match your needs. Once your appointment has been confirmed you will received a link to a secure portal to fill out demographic information and practice forms.