We have quite a few items to cover! Before you ever arrive at the office, you’ll receive an email with some preliminary paperwork, that will help us in making the most of our session. Of course, if you end up having questions about parts of that paperwork, we can always talk about it in session.
Confidentiality, what happens if you run into me outside of the office, what’s the deal with insurance, what’s a treatment plan and most importantly, your rights as a client.
Your reasons for coming to counseling
In order to know where we are going, we have to first know, where you are at this point. What is working in life for you and what is not. Are there symptoms that are particularly uncomfortable, how long have they persisted, etc.
What you want to get out of our sessions
This is one of my favorite subjects, but often one of the most difficult ones to answer. What do you want to achieve in counseling? Ideally, what will your life look like? How will you feel?
Questions you may have for me
Never be afraid to ask questions! It’s important that we address any concerns or worries you may have, so that you can confidently step into the process. I fully understand that asking questions can often bring up anxiety, but I hope to make the experience as painless as possible. I welcome any and all questions and will address them to the best of my ability!
Getting to know each other
The first few sessions are truly about me getting to know you, and for you to get to know me. This time is all about building trust so that when the time is right, you feel comfortable about opening up. We will talk about many things, which will give me a better picture of who you are and what life looks and feels like for you, so we can then build a treatment plan together that will move you toward your goals!