Frequently Asked Questions
- What can I expect from my first session?
Clients often feel anxious about what their first session will be like. This anxiety is completely natural.
For the first session, I’ll ask you to bring with you this intake form. It explains my policies and procedures, as well as the level of confidentiality and transparency you can expect from me as your therapist. It also asks about moods and behaviors you may be experiencing, as this will all inform our work together. Please feel free to ask me if anything in the intake form is confusing, and I’d be happy to explain.
Once I read over your intake form, I’ll ask some questions about what brings you to therapy and what you hope to achieve in our time working together. You are free to tell me as little or as much as you’d like, although, of course, candidness always helps me help you better. We’ll set some treatment goals and discuss how to begin putting your life back on the track you want it to be on.
Many people feel a sense of relief and hope after the first session of therapy!
- What is your philosophy on therapy?
My therapeutic approach is both evidence-based and client-centered.
Having a client-centered approach means I always place my partnership and alliance with you above everything else. I want you to feel heard in a judgment-free zone. In my opinion, therapy works best when the client and the therapist work together to help the client achieve his or her goals.
Being evidence-based in my practice means that I make sure the treatment plan I “prescribe” you is backed by research. This ensures that you have the best possible chance at the best possible outcome from your time in therapy.
- Do you take insurance?
Sorry, I only accept cash or card.
- Where are you located?
You can find my two locations and other ways to contact me here.