BRIEF PHONE CONSULTATION
Prior to scheduling an initial session, we will have a brief phone conversation. We will discuss the reasons you are seeking services and determine if we may be a good fit to work together. This consultation is free of charge to you. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about me and the type of work that I do.
Initial sessions are considered assessment appointments. They are typically two hours in length. Prior to this appointment, I will mail you paperwork to complete and bring to bring with you to your appointment. This session is focused on developing rapport and gaining an understanding of why you entering into therapy. We will discuss any questions you have with the paperwork you signed, walk through the background information you provided, and jointly develop goals and a path forward.
All following sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. If you prefer a longer session, that can be arranged. Initially, sessions are scheduled weekly. The frequency of sessions and duration of sessions are subjects that are revisited throughout the therapeutic process. The content and objectives of these sessions will vary for each individual, depending on the individual treatment goals and current struggles. They might include processing experiences and feelings, exploring responses and identifying alternative responses, and understanding various perspectives. Some sessions may be skill building, some may be experiential, and some may be thought provoking.