What can you expect from your initial appointment?
Your first appointment consists of a thorough evaluation. This evaluation is an assessment that contains questions regarding your history. The information provided in the assessment is solely used for Therapeutic purposes and is kept confidential.
You will be asked to provide a history of the following aspects of your life:
-Family of origin
-Health and nutrition habits
Upon completion of the evaluation, we will discuss your personal and professional goals. Together with your provider, a treatment plan is developed.
Your Role in Therapy.
Occasionally, you will participate in written reflective healing assignments in session. These writing tasks are not homework. Writing exercises allow you to connect with concepts and develop a framework of your level of understanding. Throughout your time in Therapy, you will be taught specific interventions and tools in which you will be encouraged to begin practicing and implementing outside of sessions.
Outcomes you can expect from Therapy.
Upon beginning Therapy, you will be given a step-by-step road map. You will learn how to pay attention to your automated thoughts, confront unnecessary thoughts, and replace beliefs with helpful and purpose-driven thoughts. Within three months of beginning Therapy, you can expect to be able to engage in the following:
-regulate emotions and impulses in a more meaningful manner
-improve your relationship with yourself and others
-create internal motivation for healthy change
-develop maintenance for daily life interactions.