Before the first session:
Schedule your phone session so I can answer any questions you have. Please read and complete the required forms (Informed Consent, HIPPA Statement, Consent for Teletherapy Counseling, and Intake Inquiry and Assessment). These documents are essential and needed in order for me to provide services to you.
First and Initial session:
We will meet using a HIPAA compliant online video application that can be accessed by computers and smart phones. The focus of the first session is to get to know you, discuss your current concerns, and create some goals for therapy. This will be done, as I will ask about various life experiences that could contribute to your current concerns.
Next and Future sessions:
You get the opportunity to navigate the direction with the help of my guidance.
This is formally called “termination.” While that word can sound intimating- you and I will certainly be prepared. Why? Because we will continue to evaluate your progress throughout the counseling experience.
How long do I have to be in therapy?
There is no cookie cutter timeframe. If you want to make meaningful changes and improve your life and relationships, the length of treatment is based on your individualized needs. I’ve worked with clients who required few sessions and moved on. I’ve also worked with clients sought treatment longer to work on more complex issues.