The Phone Call
Is one of our therapists the right one for you? During that initial phone call, we will ask you a little about what you are looking for in a therapist and what led you to make this connection. We will discuss if and how we can be helpful. We will share with you a little about our therapeutic philosophy and practice. If you feel that it has been a good connection, we will make an appointment for you to meet your therapist. If either of us feel that you would be better served by another professional then we will provide you with the contact information of a suitable provider.
Between the Phone Call and the Appointment
If you plan to use your insurance benefits for reimbursements, be sure to call them and ask the questions here. If you have made this appointment for your child, let them know about the appointment. Speak with your child about the reasons for the appointment and how we are here to help both of you. If the appointment is for yourself, take some time to clarify why you are seeking therapy and what you hope to get out of the experience. Consider what is not working for you right now and what your ultimate goals are.
The Day of the Appointment
Give yourself time to get to the building. There is parking in the back. We are located on the second floor. Come into the space and make yourself comfortable on the couch or chairs. We will come out to greet you at your appointment time.
At the Appointment
After we bring you into the office, we will review some paperwork and you will have the opportunity to share what has brought you into therapy. From there we will talk about a number of areas of your life, your history, your family and your goals. You may share as little or as much as you feel comfortable. If the therapy is for your child, we will spend time talking with you and your child, you alone, and, if you child is comfortable, your child alone. Finally, we will all come back together to discuss how we can approach meeting your goals.