What should I expect at the beginning of psychotherapy?

Our first step is usually to schedule a brief phone conversation to answer any specific questions you might have and begin assessing for fit. If we decide to meet, you can expect the first sessions to include a longer conversation about your background, current life and your reasons for seeking therapy. It is often useful to talk also about how you have approached difficult situations before, as well as your areas of strength.

We believe in being engaged therapists. As we discuss your difficulties, we will join you in generating ideas, providing feedback, and suggesting new possible perspectives. While you remain the expert of yourself, we are committed to helping you make progress. If after a few sessions you do not have a sense of movement, we can tweak our approach or help you connect with a trusted colleague.

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