After scheduling your first appointment, you will receive two emails. One email will confirm your appointment and the second will contain a link to the client portal where you will create an account and complete intake paperwork. No need to print and bring anything in to the office. Your information will be stored securely online. Doing this prior to your first appointment will free up more time to discuss your concerns and goals.
When you arrive to the building, you may wait in the waiting room until your counselor comes to greet you. During the first session, your counselor will briefly review the intake forms and collect payment for the session. After this you and your counselor will begin to get to know each other. She will gather more information about your background, and you will have the opportunity to discuss the current issue(s) or challenge(s) you are facing, and learn more about the counseling process going forward. Feel free to share whatever flows and is on your mind! The relationship is the most important factor in counseling, and all you need to do is show up and share openly.
Counseling sessions typically last for 50 minutes and will be scheduled according to your needs and counselor’s availability.