Expect a collaborative working relationship to address whatever is most distressing or important to you. There is usually an initial session and follow up 50 minute sessions. Together, we will identify goals and general time frames. Goals are usually mutually decided upon within the first 2 sessions. These are your goals. We will check progress at intervals mutually agreed upon.
The initial session usually consists of reviewing the intake paperwork, gathering additional information while allowing sufficient time for you to share whatever you like. If possible, it’s preferable to complete the initial paperwork in advance to maximize the initial meeting time.
How Can I Make the most of therapy?
It’s important to understand that therapy works best if both you and the therapist are working. The therapist supports you, and suggests helpful ways to work on problems. But it is important that you also work toward your goals by implementing suggestions. It’s equally important that you provide feedback as to what is or isn’t working. Other key factors to effective therapy are a trusting, supportive relationship between you and the therapist, and your commitment to the process.
You can expect to be treated with respect, compassion, and non-judgment.
If you have any questions about the therapeutic process or any other questions, please schedule a consultation. I would be happy to speak with you.
What can I expect if I make a consultation appointment?
You can expect a telephone call at the appointed time. We will have 20 minutes together to discuss any questions, concerns, and for you to share the nature of your situation. It’s best if you are in a place where you can have time and privacy. If you decide to proceed, then I will take some information from you to send you a link where you can select an appointment time and review the intake paperwork.
How do online appointments work?
A few minute before at the the appointment time, I will send you a doxy.me link. All you have to do is click the link and you will appear in my “waiting room”. I will click you and we will be connected provided the internet is in good working order. It is recommended that you be in a private place with good internet. Some clients have used their cell phones in their cars and it has worked fine. Others, who have Macs sometimes have a few hiccups initially so a test run is advised.