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WHAT IS THE FIRST SESSION LIKE?The first session of therapy can be scary. It definitely can be uncomfortable to open up to a stranger about the things your are struggling with. We strive to create a welcoming and safe environment. You can expect to spend your first session talking about what is bringing you in to therapy as well as aspects of your history that are relevant to what is going on today.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE FIRST SESSION?Complete all of your intake paperwork at least 24 hours in advance to your appointment. Bring your insurance card and driver’s license or other ID. Bring payment for services if not using a credit card. Bring the contact information for any other care providers that you would like us to coordinate care with (i.e., psychiatrist, PCP, OB/GYN, etc.).
HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS AND HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length but may vary due to insurance coverage limitations. It is recommended that you attend weekly sessions at the start of treatment. You may move to a less frequent schedule as you see improvement in your mood and/or situation. Our therapists are flexible and will work with you to find a frequency of care that is appropriate to your needs and availability.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY?There is no "one size fits all" answer. Research supports that about half of the people who come to therapy can effectively address one problem with short-term therapy. While clients with significant trauma histories or other deeply challenging issues may require longer-term therapy. Our therapists will ensure that the time you do spend in therapy is meaningful and helps you find resolution and healing.
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