WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
I'm so glad you are taking the first steps in locating a therapist that is right for you. If you think I may be that person please read through the following information.
Our first appointment: The initial assessment is an opportunity for you to get to know me in person to determine if you feel like I am a good fit for your needs. I encourage all clients to bring their whole selves to session and embrace the process
If we have already connected via phone then you have already received your welcome email with important forms to prepare for your appointment. If you did not receive You may access my secure portal below to e
You first session will be either 60 minutes or 90 minutes depending on the service you are utilizing (individual vs. couples). Sessions will start at the scheduled time so please complete your paperwork before arriving at your session. New clients will be invited to complete paperwork online through a personalized portal which will be provided after making you initial contact with your provider by phone or email. Once you complete paperwork you will be able to manage your payment and billing of appointments at your convenience. If you are unable to complete paperwork online before your appointment please let us know and plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment to complete in office.
We are located in downtown Gainesville so please be mindful of parking availability.
After we meet in this first session I will check in with you at the end of the session to see how the session went from your perspective and at this time we will discuss next steps including other services that may be appropriate (e.g. referral to your PCP, psychiatry referral, massage therapy or other services). You will be able to schedule a follow up appointment at the end of your first session or you may take time to think about if you feel we are a good fit and call later to reschedule if you like.