I’ve never been to therapy before what should I expect in the first visit?
The very first session can be a bit overwhelming, I understand. The first session lasts about an hour, and will be different than the other sessions to follow. We will have paperwork and forms to complete together as well as determining your goals for treatment, who will attend our continued sessions, discussions of confidentiality, and how your records will remain confidential. Future sessions will be less formal and we can continue to get to know one another as we work to meeting your goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
What ages do you work with?
I specialize in working with children ages 3-12, adolescents 13-18, as well as adults of any age!
I feel my child needs help, why do you have the family attend sessions too?
I view families as systems and study how each person has an effect on the other. Initially, we may like to meet with all of you together. Afterwards, we can decide on the best course of action to resolve your concerns. This may include some individual or parent work as well as family sessions.
Can you prescribe medications?
No, as an LMFT in the State of CT, I do not prescribe medications. If you would like to discuss medication evaluations or medication management, we can work together to find you the right provider to work as part of our team towards your treatment goals.