- WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY FIRST SESSION?
It's normal to feel nervous the first time coming in to meet your therapist.
At an initial session your therapist and you will review your initial intake paperwork. They will ask you why you sought therapy in order to better understand your goals for treatment. Your therapist will ask you questions about your life such as family history and current symptoms to better understand you and how to best help.
Be prepared to answer the question, "what's bringing you in today?" Feel free to ask any questions to your therapist, it's important that it feels like a good fit for both the provider and yourself. The main goal of the initial part of therapy is all about creating a trusting therapeutic relationship.
- HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS?
Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in length.
If you'd like a shorter or longer session please talk to your provider.
- HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I ATTEND?
Therapy is a journey of self-exploration and personal development that's unique to you. Typically the clients we work with are interested in long-term, depth oriented therapy. Over the course of treatment, together we will evaluate if we've met our initial treatment goals. When those goals are met, we may discontinue treatment, or there may be new goals we develop along the way, and we continue our work together. Therapy is always voluntary, meaning you can stop at anytime.