Starting therapy with me is an easy process. I hope this guide makes it even easier as you approach your first session.
1. Make an Appointment
The easiest way to make your appointment is to use my online scheduler and view available openings and choose your appointment time. When you make an appointment, you’ll be emailed an appointment confirmation with date and time confirmation and a link to my video platform.
2. Access Your Portal
After you book your appointment, I’ll set you up and email you an invitation to access your online portal. There you can fill out all necessary paperwork and access secure messaging, invoices in the future, upload documents if desired and more.
3. Use Video Platform Link for Appointment
Most people want to utilize video for their appointment although phone calls are an option if you desire. For video, use the link included in both your initial appointment confirmation and 24-hour confirmation emails. Laptops of Desktop computers work best for video appointments, but phones and tablets can also be used. I use a telehealth platform that is HIPAA secure and compliant requiring no downloads or passwords. Just click to enter my “waiting room”, type in your first name and I’ll connect us at our appointment time.
4. During Session
Sessions are 50 minutes. If nervous, remember the pressure is not on you. The first session I like to get a general overview of your struggles and goals. Again, there is no pressure and if you’re on the quiet side I’ll have plenty of questions. Feel free to have pen and paper on hand to make notes and you are always welcome to come with a list of priorities, questions or topics of importance… or not! There is no “right” way to engage therapy except that way that’s comfortable for you.