Many client’s experience anxiety/nervousness coming to their first therapy session because often they are unsure about what to expect.
Working with Adults/Teens:
I often start the first session off by asking my client if they have any questions before we begin. Next, I make sure we have all the necessary paperwork signed. This is usually just the consent for treatment. After that I will start where you are ready to begin.
Working with Children:
I like to have the first session with just the child’s parents/guardians. I will address questions/concerns that the parents/guardians may have and make sure all paperwork is signed (usually consent for treatment). We will next discuss reasons the child is coming for treatment and discuss ways to explain therapy/counseling to your child.