Your assigned therapist will contact you by phone to schedule your first appointment, and will provide detailed information regarding completing initial intake paperwork online prior to your first session. This paperwork helps your therapist learn more about you and your history, and the concerns that brought you to therapy.
After you finish your paperwork and meet with your therapist, your therapist will go over several topics including what you can expect from therapy, your rights and obligations as a client, the fees for services, and your therapist’s obligations as a mental health professional. This is also a good time to ask any questions you might have about your therapist and/or the services at the Family Therapy Center. Once you have all of the information and your questions are answered, your therapist will verify that you have signed a therapy consent agreement, a payment agreement, and a form about our privacy policies.
After all of the paperwork is completed, you’ll have a chance to tell your therapist about your concerns and goals for therapy. Your therapist will likely ask you questions about yourself, your history, and your therapy goals, in order to develop an idea of how best to assist you with your concerns.
Still have questions about what to expect from the first appointment or therapy in general? Ask your therapist. Your therapist will be happy to answer any questions you may have.