What can I expect during the first session with a therapist?

During the initial visit, we will chat about our privacy policy and obtain your informed consent to start therapy. I will put together a preliminary assessment, which includes collecting information about the nature and history of the problem that prompted you to seek treatment.

We may discuss a course of treatment, whether you are interested in exploring work ‘outside’ the office, what to expect for future sessions and an estimate of the number of sessions and strategies that will be used to help in your treatment.

Typically, the first session provides an opportunity for you and I to identify the nature of the problem and build rapport. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is essential for the development of a strong working relationship.

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