What to Expect
When you call our office to schedule your first appointment, you will be greeted by our friendly front desk office staff. They will obtain your personal information such as name, address and telephone phone number.
We will attempt to offer an appointment that is convenient to you.
You will have an opportunity to complete our new client paperwork before arriving for your appointment, or, you can fill them out 15 min before your first session.
Sessions are typically 50 minutes once a week, but we can schedule more than once a week depending on the issues. That decision will be made on a case by case basis in conjunction with your therapist.
Depending on the issues, your spouse, partner and/or children may be included in the sessions.
When working with children and adolescents, we work very closely with parents or caregivers using a “systems approach” to family counseling.
During the first few sessions our focus will be on gathering information and understanding your problems. We often use a number of tools to accomplish this. When working with children, we gather information from parents, caregivers and teachers using the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children (BASC-2). With adults, we may use a questionnaire that helps us understand the symptoms you are experiencing.