What to Expect
Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to any potential new client. During this time, I answer any questions you have about mental health counseling and provide brief insight into my approach as a counselor. We discuss logistics (how you plan to pay for therapy, paperwork and scheduling). I briefly ask about what is bringing you into counseling, you can interview me a little, and we can make sure we feel comfortable scheduling an initial intake session. If either of us do not think we are a good fit after this consultation call for whatever reason, I am always happy to point you in the direction of a therapist or agency that might be better equipped to help.
During the first session, I will review the highlights of my practice policies outlined in the initial paperwork. For the majority of the first session, we will address the concerns you find most important. It is a time for us to get to know one another, and for me to gather relevant medical, psychological, social and spiritual history. While I will ask questions, you can always go at your own pace and say you are not ready to talk about a specific topic. It is also a time for you to ask me questions about my approach or thoughts and for you to interview me to make sure you feel we are a good fit.