We Get It
Trying something new can be intimidating. What do you do when you get here? What do we talk about? How long should you plan on being here? What if we just don’t click as a therapist-patient pairing? Whether you've done therapy before, are brand new to therapy or just new to this practice, we want you to feel comfortable in knowing what to expect at this practice and our therapy session. Here, we walk you through the process of coming to therapy. Don't let certain stigmas or unknowns deter you from scheduling an appointment with us! We want you to achieve results or reach your mental health goals! Don't hesitate to call with any additional questions!
Here is What to Expect
What to Bring
Feel free to bring a blanket or pillow if you find that helpful! You can lay down, sit on a couch, the floor, even stand. We want you to feel comfortable. We generally have cold water available upon request.
When you arrive to your appointment, please take a seat in our waiting room. We now have three therapists in our office! If you arrive late, or have been waiting more than 5 min past your appointment, ring the bell on the desk. Your therapist will come get you as soon as they can.
Your First Session
An initial visit will be an assessment. It is scheduled for 60 minutes and may be completed in one or two visits. This visit will mostly consist of getting to know you AND you getting a feel for your therapist's style of therapy. We believe this is a vital component to what makes therapy helpful, productive and enjoyable despite the challenge that comes with growth, change and vulnerability. Other things that will be discussed include history and relevant symptoms and experiences, HIPAA/privacy laws and policies including signatures, and last, but not least, discuss a clear set of goals or vision for what you want to accomplish during our visits.
Regularly scheduled visits we generally plan for 45-55 minutes depending on needs and preferences. We will start and end sessions no more than 5 minutes before or after the scheduled time for the visit (If someone is in crisis or has an emergency, we request that others understand and we will do our best to keep people safe, but please be thoughtful and respectful of those waiting).