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The first session is a time to get to know each other. I will spend time asking you questions to get to know you better, why you have reached out for support, family history and what your goals for therapy are. I encourage you to ask me questions as well.
This is your journey and I look forward to being a part of it. So with that being said, I want you to feel like you are in control of your sessions. We talk about what is important to you. I may challenge you, assist with identifying coping skills, validate your feelings... and much more. If you feel stuck on what to talk about I always have lots of questions that can get us going.
Often times with family and friends, we can't talk about our deepest secrets or things we are struggling with because we are worried it will hurt their feelings or they will judge you or maybe they want you to make changes you are not ready to yet. With therapy, I can promise that you are never going to make me angry, upset or hurt my feelings. I will not judge you and am open to processing the changes you want to make in the time frame you want to make them.
No- therapists do not prescribe medications. This is between your doctor and you only. If you are experiencing feelings about the potential of taking medications, we can process your feelings. I am not a doctor and cannot provide medical advice.
This is up to you. I encourage weekly sessions initially, but we meet as often as you feel is important for you. Sometimes clients want to process a particular situation and then discharge from services. Other times, clients find ongoing therapy useful and continue for an extended time.
Daisies have always been my favorite flower. When I close my eyes and think of them, I visualize a field of white daisies gently blowing in the wind. To me, this embodies peace and calm.