What should I bring to my first appointment?
You should bring the following to your first visit:
- Your current insurance card and information.
- Your driver’s license or identification card.
- Payment for services. We take cash, credit/debit, or check for your co-pays and/or deductibles.
- Current medication information (e.g., names of medications, dosages, doctor’s information that have prescribed your medication).
- Current primary care physician’s information (or OB/GYN’s information).
- Completed intake paperwork as provided by therapist.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length but may vary due to insurance coverage limitations.
How frequent are sessions?
Most clients begin by attending sessions once a week. You may move to a less frequent schedule as you see improvement in your mood and/or situation. Together, with your therapist, you will develop a plan that fits your needs while allowing you to meet your other important life obligations.
How long will I be in therapy?
The length of time someone is in therapy largely depends on the nature of the problem and the identified goals. Some clients want to target a very specific issue that can be worked through in a brief course of therapy that may last 5-10 sessions. Research supports that about half of the people who come to therapy can address one problem effectively with short-term therapy. Individuals with significant trauma histories or more deeply challenging issues often opt to pursue therapy on a longer-term basis to work on change at a deeper level.