What To Expect
You may wonder what it’s like to see one of our therapists.
We are dedicated Licensed Professional Counselors committed to providing quality mental health services. It is our overall goal to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. Our belief is that all people are valuable and unique and should be treated with dignity and respect.
We appreciate and recognize that everyone’s situation is unique and make every effort to ask about important aspects of each person’s life in order to understand and deliver a personalized approach that can help alleviate distress and enhance personal growth.
Many issues can contribute to challenges in life including loss, employment struggles, past experiences, unhealthy patterns that affect relationships, chemical imbalances and life transitions. In addition to these stressors, physical, emotional and spiritual health can affect our individual resilience and well-being.
While recognizing the potential for change, an assessment of your emotional, physical, spiritual, and life experience is provided in a caring environment. Please contact us to see how we may be a part of your journey.
The First Appointment
During the first session, we usually gather important information that will be helpful in working together. Some of the things we may want to know include, what brings you in, important personal relationships, recent stresses, physical health, basic family history and what your strengths are. It is important for you to know that you do not have to know all of those things and if you just don't feel ready/able to discuss a certain topic, we understand. Working together, we should be able to work out a plan that will meet your needs.
You will leave with a general idea of what future sessions will look like, how often and when sessions will occur and how many weeks we may want to meet.
Expect to be treated with respect and dignity. Our Licensed Professional Counselors work with you as allies and partners. Expect honesty. We value the working relationship that is developed. Relationships thrive on open communication and feedback for all of the people involved. That means we want to know what is working and what is not. If that is new or hard to do, we will figure it out together.