I would like to emphasize that our first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, to determine if we are comfortable with each other, and for me to hear your story. I also encourage you to ask me any questions and discuss any concerns you may have regarding counseling, my qualifications, and your comfort level in working with me. That way, we both can determine if this is the right course for you to take. If the “fit” between the two of us is not right, I’ll be glad to assist you with finding another therapist.
To give us the maximum amount of time together, I have made the Informed Consent and Service Agreement and the Counseling Client Intake Form available online. This offers two benefits. First, you can read and fill in the forms without having to worry about messing with paper forms. Furthermore, I can look over what you have filled out before you come in and our time together can be even more productive. Please read, complete, and submit them before our first session.