Therapy is a deeply personal talking process in which an individual discusses his or her problems with a trained and licensed professional. There are many different approaches to and theories about how therapy should be practiced, and therefore it is very important that you feel comfortable that there is a “good match” between you and your therapist.
We conduct one or two consultation visits with new patients to allow us the opportunity to get to know one another and to gather the information we need about your history, present circumstances, and goals. This initial consultation also allows the individual (or couple or family) to become familiar with our approach and determine whether we are going to be able to help. At the end of the consultation, we offer our impressions, recommendations, and treatment plan.