You can get in touch with me by emailing me at email@example.com. Take the time to look at what therapists are in your area and see who resonates with you more.
After reaching out, we schedule a no-obligation online call (up to 30 minutes) free of cost. We talk about what’s on your mind and I answer any questions you may have. We also discuss more practical information, like where you fit on the pricing sliding scale and whether you want to meet in person, online, or both.
It’s also an opportunity for me to assess whether I can help you. If not, I will do my best to redirect you to other options that are more suitable for you.
Information and Consent forms
If you wish to continue and start therapy, I will send you the Informed Consent form and the Information Disclosure Statement, where you can find more information about confidentiality, ethical codes of conduct, payment, cancellation policies, etc. After reading and signing these documents, we can go ahead and have the first session.
The first session is also known as an intake session. During this session, we talk more in depth about what brought you to therapy and about your life up until now. I view the first session as not only as a chance for me to understand what brought you in, but also as an opportunity for you to get to know me and see if you feel comfortable. A good relationship with your therapist is the most important factor for therapy to go well, so it is up to you to assess if we are compatible and work well together.
There are as many different kinds of therapy as there are people, because everyone has their own unique story and worldview. Go to Therapy to read more about my approach to therapy.
Closing this therapy chapter
There will come a time when you feel you don’t need to come in anymore. Perhaps you want to come less frequently, stop for a period of time or continue your journey alone or with other forms of guidance and care. You know what is best for you.