What to Expect

 

What to Expect

We’ll start with a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and so I can answer any questions for you.  From there, we can schedule our first intake session, where I’ll  provide a thorough assessment.  This will give you us a chance to get to know each other better.  The assessment will allow me to get a deeper understanding of your goals for treatment and your mental health history.     Prior to our first appointment, I will ask you to complete intake paperwork that outlines your psychiatric history.  After our initial assessment,  we’ll develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to you to specifically address your goals.   We’ll schedule follow up weekly sessions and monitor progress on a weekly basis. This will help us determine how you’re responding to treatment and gives us a chance to make changes if needed.

 

Your Role in Therapy

I will ask you to take an active role in your treatment.  I provide a variety of treatment options in addition to individual therapy, which may include reading suggestions, exercises, and homework assignments.   These supplemental activities will empower you e to practice managing your symptoms, and strengthens the results of therapy.