At your first session, your therapist will typically gather information about you, such as family history, childhood, education, employment, strengths, limitations etc. They will also be interested to learn about what concerns/goals you have in life. The therapist will likely ask you about your current and past physical and emotional health to gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Your therapist may discuss whether you might benefit from other treatment as well, such as medications.
The first session is also an opportunity for you to interview your therapist to see if he or she will be a good match for you. Make sure you feel comfortable and can understand:
- Your Diagnosis
- What type of therapy is appropriate for you
- The goals of your treatment
- The length of each session
- How many therapy sessions you may need
It might take a few sessions for your therapist to fully understand your situation and concerns, and to determine the best course of action. If you don’t feel comfortable with the first therapist you see, try someone else. You need to feel a “connection” with your therapist, so that you are able to build a strong relationship, thus allowing yourself to be open and honest.
BRING WITH YOU
- Insurance Card/s or First Payment (if self pay)
- Parent or Guardian if the patient is under the age of 18
METHODS OF PAYMENT
- Insurance Billed
- Fee For Service
- Payment Plans Available