The first one or two sessions are spent asking questions about you, what brings you to therapy, why now, and what you’d like to work on. It’s ok if that’s not clear to you; we can find that out together. These initial meetings are also a good time for you to ask questions and to decide if the way I work is a good fit for you.
If you feel it’s not a good fit, I’m happy to help you find another therapist.
If we decide to continue working together, we might then set some goals, general goals and more specific ones; short term goals and long term goals that will serve as a guide in our work. We can revisit your goals from time to time and see if you feel they’ve been accomplished, or to set new goals.
The way we work will depend on your goals. If your goal is to gain tools for current-life issues, our work will be more narrow and focused. If your goal is to heal long-term patterns or trauma, or to understand yourself more deeply, the focus will be broader and deeper as well.