Here’s what you can expect You may be nervous about your first appointment with a therapist. We can understand that. We do our best to make every appointment a good experience for you. We know that when you enter our offices you likely experiencing many emotions, and may be feeling vulnerable. We do our best to help you feel safe and cared for.
How does insurance/payments work? There is no preparation necessary for your first appointment with us. When you setup your first session with your individual therapist, we explain how payments work and collect your insurance information. Since you are talking directly to your provider, everyone is on the same page. Your insurance gets verified before you even walk in the door for your session. We communicate everything you need to know about insurance and payments in advance of your first appointment. We try to make this first session as easy as possible because we know what it is like to feel overwhelmed, and we never want to add on any stress.
What happens in the first session? When you arrive for your first appointment we will ask you to spend a few minutes filling out some simple, straightforward paperwork. We will then spend the first session talking through what has brought you in for the appointment. The session time is yours, so we can focus on whatever feels most helpful for you. We will likely ask you questions, since we are trying to get a full picture of who you are and what you are going through. You can ask us questions too. We are happy to discuss our training and approaches. In this first appointment you are getting a feel for us, just as much as we are working to understand you. At the end of the hour we will ask you if it feels like we are the right fit to move forward together. We will conclude with scheduling, payment details, and review of office policies. Our goal is to help you feel at ease and get you on the path to feeling whole again.