After you’ve reviewed my website (assuming you like what you read), the next step is to determine if I am a good fit to work with your family.
- To get started, you will schedule an initial free 20 minute consultation call.
- Before our call, I’ll send you a brief survey to learn more about your family’s current challenges and goals for therapy. On the call, I’ll ask more in-depth questions, tell you more about what it’s like to work with me, and answer any questions you might have.
- Once we’ve determined that we’re a good fit, I’ll send you a link to review and electronically sign my practice policies, all of which must be signed prior to the initial session. Feel free to ask any questions about these forms/policies prior to, or during, our first meeting.
- Attend the first appointment, usually lasting about 75-80 minutes. We will briefly review the policies and I will answer any remaining questions. The majority of our time will be spent discussing your needs and goals in greater detail. I will ask relevant questions about your history, to make sure I have enough information to be helpful to your family.
- For your teen, the initial session is the time for her to talk about her goals and what she would like to change. I will mostly likely ask her questions to help the process and gather information. Another important aspect of the first session is deciding if we are a good fit. Do I seem like someone she can trust? We are establishing a relationship that will become the foundation for working together.
- Attend ongoing sessions. I’ll meet weekly with your teen for 55 minute sessions. We’ll review the progress from the previous week, talk about current issues and challenges, and come up with a goal for the next week.
- Sessions are scheduled weekly at the start, often including practice tasks between sessions. As things improve and the changes maintained, we can reduce the frequency of the sessions.