Preparing for Your First Session
Beginning Your Counseling Journey
Taking steps toward improving yourself is truly one of the best investments you’ll make in life. We are honored to have your trust and look forward to embarking on this journey with you.
As the day of your first session approaches, we want to equip you with all that you need to have the best experience possible. Below are a few suggestions and expectations from us to you, as we are committed to walking alongside of you.
- One of the best things that you can do to prepare for your first session with your therapist is to ask yourself “why am I going to counseling.” It sometimes takes a little bit of processing to understand fully, so if you can’t identify the exact reason, know that your therapist will be fully prepared to help you in answering that question. But, if you can identify it beforehand, write down a few thoughts and bring them with you to your first session.
- We recognize that it can be a little intimidating walking into the unknown, but it’s important for you to know that your therapist is a safe person who is determined to help you process and work through whatever is going on in your life. Be open and honest. The success and effectiveness of your counseling experience has so much to do with your willingness to give your therapist access to your life – thoughts as well as your situation.
- Every client must fill out an Informed Consent for Therapy form to bring to their first session. This form can be found by clicking on the button below. You will need to print this off, fill it out and bring it with you to your first session.
- Upon arrival, you will park behind our counseling office in our parking lot and walk around the building using our paved walkway to our front entrance. Walking in the front entrance will lead you into our waiting area, where you will walk up to the desk, sign in and grab a seat. Your therapist will come greet you at the scheduled time of your session.