Prior to the appointment, I will send you the intake paperwork. If your session is at the office, and you don't have access to a printer or forget to bring it with you, don't worry! I have extra copies at the office. If your session is through Telehealth, I will ask that you email the paperwork back before the session time.
Sessions will be 50 minutes in length. We will discuss the paperwork during the first session along with any of your concerns or hesitations. Along with going over the paperwork, I will likely ask more about background and history, family dynamics, current issues, and goals of counseling in order to see the whole picture.
I get that the counseling process can feel awkward. Outlining your story to a stranger can be extremely difficult. My role is to make you feel as comfortable as possible by providing a safe environment. My hope is that you increase your quality of life, find time to take care of yourself, and become the person you want to be.