The initial session is called an intake or assessment. During this initial session the individual will complete their forms and meet with the counselor for 90 minutes. A personal history, review of any medications, past therapy, family history, and any medical and /or psychological concerns will be discussed, and then collaboratively working together we will formulate a treatment plan for future appointments.
Before leaving, the client will make several appointments of 50 minutes to then implement the desired goal each individual desires along with the counselor’s guidance.
Your counselor will provide a confidential, safe, judgment-free environment. You can expect some homework from time to time. Effective therapy is one-part counseling and one-part personal work. The only person you can change is yourself- your therapist is there to assist, suggest and guide, but at the end of the day the only one who can make the change is you. Your therapist may also suggest various assessments, teachings on psycho-education and book recommendations to aide in the healing process. Group therapy may also be an option.