The initial consultation is an intake session. I recommend an 80-minute session as we will have so much to cover. And I really like to make sure you leave that first session with some answers and a plan.
There is a very specific protocol I use to gather all the information I will need to be an effective therapist for you. The most efficient way to do this is in three 90-minute sessions.
Session #1- Both partners are present. We will do a bit of paperwork and discuss why you are there in greater depth. I have a series of important questions I will go through with you in this session. I will also instruct you how to do the online relationship analysis.
Session #2- One 90-minute session broken into two 45-minute segments with each partner seen individually (can be done at separate times if needed)
Session #3- Both partners are present and will likely be expected to come together for all subsequent sessions. I will give you feedback about the information I have gathered, both through interviews and the online relationship analysis. I will teach you 9 areas of a healthy relationship and discuss your relationships strengths and areas that need growth.
Together, we will agree on the most urgent issues to work on, and get started right away!
I truly believe a good fit is necessary for therapy to be effective. If for any reason you aren’t getting the right vibes, there is no pressure to continue! I will be happy to send you in the right direction to find a good fit!