First Visit

How do I know if therapy is right for me?

Deciding to go to therapy can be an uncomfortable and intimidating process. Scheduling an appointment can be a courageous first step. If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of finding peace and well-being, therapy is right for you.

The first session is an assessment of “good fit” between the client and the therapist. Ideally, you will feel a high degree of comfort, safety, and trust with your therapist. Once the therapeutic relationship has been established it can be periodically reviewed to ensure it is meeting your therapeutic needs.

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What to expect on your first visit.

After setting up an appointment and filling out the required forms, your initial visit may include:

  • Getting to know you and your therapeutic goals.
  • Answering questions you might have about therapy, confidentiality, and your therapist’s approach to your issues.
  • Assessing whether or not your therapist is a good fit for your unique therapeutic needs.
  • A discussion about the frequency and timing of appointments.

Please fill out the first-time forms once you have scheduled an appointment.