Take this opportunity to share a few details about your mental health challenges, so we can discuss the counseling process, my therapeutic approach, and other questions you may have. We’ll also discuss insurance coverage or other payment options.
During the first session, or intake session, we will discuss the presenting problem, begin a clinical assessment, and develop the treatment plan. Sessions are usually weekly, approximately 50 minutes long, with the focus on reaching identified treatment goals. As improvements are made, the sessions are spread out based on the clinical needs of the client(s).
For couples, most sessions include both individuals, but on occasion a session may be with just one person. In these situations, the goal is ultimately related to the couple’s benefit. Anything shared in these individual sessions may later be discussed in the couple’s session. The members who attend the family sessions vary depending on the topic and the particular dynamic being addressed.