What to Expect:
At your first appointment, we will review all of your completed paperwork, make sure you understand the informed consent, and answer any questions you may have.
After briefly discussing what brought you in, we will complete what is called an "intake session". An intake session consists of your therapist asking questions about your current and past relationships, medical history, mental health history, and any other pertinent information related to your chief concern.
We will also spend some time during the first session determining measurable goals and a treatment plan for your time in therapy. We are collaborative therapists, which means that we believe that you are the expert of your life. We will work together as a team to create meaningful, realistic goals that are mutually agreed upon.
At the end of the first session, we will discuss your next visit and schedule an appointment.
Ongoing sessions will follow your treatment plan in an effort to reach your goal. As your therapist, it is not our practice to give "advice". We believe in your ability to make informed, healthy decisions for your own unique experience. We will intervene with more direct instruction if we determine that you are in crisis.
Therapy is a team effort. We will rely on you to participate, be truthful, and emotionally vulnerable at times. Our goal is to create a safe atmosphere and a trusting relationship with you to allow you to open up. We will ask some difficult questions. There may be times that you get upset with your therapist. We desire that you are always honest with your therapist, regardless of the emotion you are experiencing and allow us to work through those emotions together.
Therapy is not a quick fix, it is a process. It is a fluid process that we will frequently evaluate together for effectiveness. If it isn't working, we will make the necessary adjustments for your benefit.
We would be honored to walk with you on whatever journey you find yourself or your family on.
Focusing on healing relationships and families
Marriage and Family counseling
Healing Bonds Counseling Services