What does the first session look like? What do I bring?
This is a new journey for you with a stranger at a location you've never been to-- why would I charge you for that? For this first session I am just hoping that we can get a feel for one another-- that is why I offer a free 30 min consultation. We can have a cup of coffee, check out the office, and see if we are the right fit for what you are going through. If I find that you might be better elsewhere, then I will make a referral to a colleague and insure you are in the best care.
You don't need to bring anything except yourself.
What is Narrative Therapy?
Narrative Therapy is a type of psychotherapy mainly seen in Family and Couple's Therapy sessions. I tend to use it for all clients as I find that it applies to every scenario. The idea is that you are the hero and protagonist of your own life and together we strip away the stories of who you ought to be and what you should have done and replace those with what you feel is best for you in the core of your being. In a way I act as the editor as we try and re-author your own life.
What if my income changes and I can't afford therapy?
In the case of income changes, I offer sliding scale therapy that differs from service to service. In the event that you cannot afford any of my services, I will refer you to a colleague and insure you are in the best of care.
Can I add you on Facebook?
To ensure your utmost confidentiality, it's best that I not network on social media with clients. This allows your private life to be separate and establishes a very healthy boundary between the two of us. However, I do have a business Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts that I encourage clients to follow as the information given on the services only support mental health.
If I see you in public can I say hi?
Absolutely. But just know that I not approach you first as to protect your confidentiality. I love seeing clients out and about, but would not want to override the trust that we have built in session.