First Session

Your first session is a courageous step towards improving your life. It is also a chance for you to get to know your therapist a little bit and for her to get to know you. It is important that both of you feel that a therapeutic relationship between you is a good fit. 


Paperwork is unavoidable and we try to make it as easy as possible. Please complete the intake packet that was sent to you electronically, through the client portal, a few days before your first scheduled appointment. We will send a link to your email for you to access the client portal. You can also choose to download the SimplePractice Client App to your phone. This app makes communicating with your therapist, completing paperwork, scheduling appointments and paying invoices easy! Completing the paperwork in advance saves significant time during your first session. 

When you first meet

During your first session your therapist will review with you the Consent to Treatment and Practice Policies that you signed. This is an opportunity to make sure you and your therapist are in agreement as to the nature of services and your professional relationship. Please ask questions! Then, as time allows, your therapist will begin getting to know you and help you identify your goals for therapy.