Prior to your first session, I will send you releases and paperwork for you to complete. Your first session will be about 50-75 minutes to get to know each other, discuss goals and expectations and develop a plan. This session will be a little longer so I can get a full understanding of your needs and how I can help. Every session after will be 50 minutes, and I recommend in the beginning we meet once a week at first to keep up the momentum. Payment is collected at the end of each session.
Maybe you’ve seen therapy on TV and it appears to involve laying on a stranger’s couch and crying. You may think that I’ll sit across from you and mutter “I see” and “how does that make you feel?” while I write in a notebook.
That’s not what’s going to happen. You know why you’re here. I know how to help you. It’s that simple. We may talk about the big things you thought you weren’t comfortable enough to share. We may talk about frustrations at work or in your relationships. We may talk about how you just feel “off.” In session, you’re guiding the conversation.
You can choose telehealth or in person services. In telehealth services, you will receive a link to a HIPAA compliant platform either to your phone or email. At the start of session, you will click the link and enter a waiting room. When it is time, I’ll admit you into our session and we will be able to video chat just like we would in a therapy office. It is important that the space you are doing telehealth therapy is confidential and free from interruptions. You will need a camera and microphone either on your laptop or cell phone. In-person sessions will occur in my office.