You are ready to take care of all that stuff you have been avoiding for so long. Now what?
How do I get started?
First, schedule a complimentary 30 minute phone consultation.
After you schedule your consultation, I will send you one page questionnaire to complete. During the consultation, we will talk about why you are seeking counseling services and I can answer any questions you have.
This consultation appointment will help us both figure out if we are a good fit.
What is a good fit you ask?
This means your current struggles match my area of expertise, my fee is within your budget, our personalities mesh, and our schedules work out, and you are ready to do most of the heavy lifting, aka put in the work, with support along the way of course.
If it is match made in heaven as they say, the next step is to set up your next appointment over the phone.
Once this appointment is set, I will send you an email with instructions on how to set-up your online client portal and how to access the secure video platform we will use for sessions. Find out more information on how online counseling works.
What is the online client portal?
You will have your own personalized client portal where you will be able to schedule your appointments 24/7. You will have access to secure messaging with me in between sessions, and billing documents. All of the intake documents that you need to complete before your first session will be sent through your client portal, which makes things super easy for both of us!
Before your first appointment?
I recommend a practice run where you use the online video platform we will be using for session and make sure everything like your camera, microphone, and speakers are all working. Then make sure all the required intake forms are completed. On the day of your appointment, all you have to do is log-in about 5 minutes before and you will be all set!
During your first appointment?
I will be focusing on learning about all areas of your life, such as your hobbies, strengths, family stuff, medical history, and much more.
We will also talk about what your goals are and what you want to get out of therapy. Your first appointment helps build a solid foundation and lets me know what you would like for the focus of therapy to be.
If you are nervous, welcome to the club. It is completely normal to feel nervous about your first therapy appointment. You have never done this before and now a stranger (me) is asking you all of these personal questions. I completely get it! Even I was nervous when I first started my own therapy. With time, we will get to know each other better and hopefully you will feel less and less nervous.