I realize it takes courage to make the initial contact in an attempt to find a counselor who is a good fit for you. There's a certain amount of emotional risk involved in baring our souls to another human being and, depending upon our past experiences and individual make-up, it feels more risky to some of us than to others. It's my desire as a therapist to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment. One in which you feel heard and understood. A place where you can freely express, process, discover and heal.
You can expect your first visit to be a time of getting to know each other. I will ask you about your reasons for seeking professional counseling, any symptoms you may have been experiencing, medications you are currently taking and other lifestyle factors that may be affecting your emotional health. Please feel free to share with me during this time any life history events that may be relevant to your reason for coming in. Perhaps you will have questions for me as well. It is my hope that we will make a connection during this first meeting that will pave the way for us to work together on establishing a direction and goal-setting for future sessions.
Your first visit will be the most productive if you complete the forms in advance and email them to me at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Remember, therapy is not a "quick fix". While it's not my goal to draw you into an extended, indefinite, long-term commitment, please understand that emotional healing is a journey. My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you in this journey for this season as an advocate, an intercessor and a collaborator.
Please click on the links below to retrieve the new client forms and to learn about fees and payment methods.