What to expect

It is not what happens to you that determine how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.

Zig Zglar

therapy3The first session will be comprised of completing an Intake Form and signing a Consent to Treatment Form, explaining the therapeutic process and a clinical orientation. As well, we will discuss what has brought the person to seek service presently and a review of past therapeutic experiences.

A family history and current struggles will be explored, with the hope of determining the goals of therapy.

Depending on this discussion, recommendations will be suggested that will guide the next few sessions. There is a skills based component to the therapy, which involves discussions of skills and strategies, that are intended to support emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships and mindfulness.

Therapy sessions are one hour in length, with 50 minutes devoted to the in session process and the remaining I devote to related paperwork.

Fees are paid after each session and are on an hourly rate.

A full session fee will be charged for sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice of the scheduled session time.