You’re ready to take the first step on your healing journey,
& you may be wondering:
What Can I Expect?
Some common questions answered here are:
-I want to work together, what’s the process?
-How long does therapy go on for?
-How long are sessions?
-Will my spouse/family be involved?
I Want to Work Together, What’s the Process?
Head on over to the contact me page and shoot me a message with your name, a vague description about what you’re seeking counseling or couples counseling for, and some ideal days/times for a 15 minute meet & greet. My typical response time is 24-48 hours including weekends.
Meet & Greet
It’s important that we know if we are a good fit for each other! During this free 15-minute call, we’ll learn a little about one another and briefly touch on your goals. From there, you’ll have the option to book a session, think on it, or I can send you a few referrals to other specialists.
After we schedule, I’ll send you a link to your client portal(s) where you’ll complete your intake paperwork.
You’ll read through the procedures and cancellations policy. Via email, you’ll receive a zoom link before your session which will be used for future sessions.
During our first session, we’ll go over paperwork to make sure you a) understand it and b) have all your questions answered. This typically takes about 15 minutes. For the rest of the session, we’ll take a deeper dive into what’s bringing you in and form some goals for our next session.
How Long Are Sessions?
Standard psychotherapy weekly sessions are typically 45-50 minutes.
Sometimes, in the event of, perhaps a high conflict couple seeking therapy, I may recommend a longer session (90 minutes) or sessions twice weekly.
How Long Does Therapy Last?
The length of therapy is dependent on what you are coming in for, what your level of motivation is, and how dedicated you are to doing the work outside of sessions. Typically I want you to overcome your issues, spread your wings, and come back when and if something else pops up, so our sessions may be very goal-oriented. This is dependent upon your needs.
Will My Spouse or Family Be Involved?
During individual sessions they will if you want them to be! Family and spousal involvement can be very helpful for overcoming addictions and working through mood issues etc. In Couples Therapy, the client is you as a relational unit, so partners will always attend together in exception to one session in which I will talk to you both separately. This is standard procedure.