WHAT TO EXPECT
So, you're ready to take the next step and start making changes in your life. Let's talk about what to expect in the process.
First things first, contact me to schedule a free 20-minute consultation so we can briefly chat about what has brought you here and find out if we're a fit.
After you schedule your consultation, I'll send you a brief starter questionnaire to cover some of the basics that I'll need to know. That way, we'll be able to spend our time a little more intentionally once we hop on the phone. I'm a big fan of honoring your time!
BEFORE YOUR FIRST SESSION
During your free consultation, we'll talk about why you are seeking therapy services and I can answer any questions that come up for you. This will give us both the opportunity to decide if we feel like we're a good match, and set an intake appointment if you want to move forward.
What exactly is a good fit, you might ask?
Well, "good fit" basically just means that the concerns you are coming in with are within my area of expertise, we "click" and feel like our personalities get along, we are able to figure out a schedule that works, my fee is within your budget, and (last but not least), you're ready to put in the self-work required to make healthy changes in your life.
Once we have set our intake appointment time, I'll email you some easy-peasy forms to fill out, plus a calendar invite with instructions for how to access our secure video meeting room for the session. Online counseling is super simple and - dare I say - kind of fun, since you get to truly "come as you are" and connect with me in comfort.
I recommend doing a "trial run" of logging on to the video platform to test your camera and mic so there are no surprises. It's also a good idea to double check for a strong wi-fi connection, or just plug right into your modem with an 'ole ethernet cable. (Yes, they still make those...)
DURING YOUR FIRST SESSION
During your first 1-2 sessions, we'll have a lot of ground to cover. I'll want to make sure I've learned all about the concerns you have that brought you to my (virtual) door, and get to know what's beyond that - your support systems, your family, your history, your dreams for the future, etc. I will also dedicate time outside of our session to review my notes and select customized treatment methods to match your goals and help you get what you want out of life.
SCHEDULE YOUR FREE 20 MIN CONSULTATION
Let's chat! You've been looking for a counselor who specializes in exactly the stuff you're going through, and I want to make sure you get what you need. So, I'm offering a free consultation in which you can ask questions and feel 100% comfortable before we move forward. Ready to get started?