Our first session we will discuss current struggles you might be having and the history of symptoms as well. There will also be some paperwork. Our first meetings will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some first impressions including if I believe that I would be able to be helpful to you, and if so, what our work could involve. We will regularly discuss your goals for therapy and how to meet those goals.
Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the therapist and patient, and the particular problems you are experiencing. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.