Making Your First Appointment
To schedule your first appointment, please contact me initially by phone at 704-288-0314 or you may send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. After we have scheduled an appointment, you will be given access to on-line resources to complete your initial registration information. This will also allow you to set up the system to send you reminders about appointments.
What to expect at your appointment
At our first appointment you can expect that I will want to get to know you and hear your story. I strive to offer a style and approach that provide both healing and validation. We will review your current situation, your family history and any contributing factors and work together to determine appropriate goals and strategies to meet these goals. You will be an integral part of deciding where you want to grow in your life. I am only your guide in this journey. I am always honored to be part of this process for individuals.
For Children, Adolescents and Families:
If you are bringing your child in for an appointment with me, you can expect to walk into a nurturing, caring environment where each child is valued. My approach is to work with your child and family to determine goals and develop strategies to reach these goals. I generally meet with the parents separately for the first session to gather background information and give the parents an opportunity to express their concerns outside of the presence of their child. I will, from that point forward, meet with your child to spend much of my time with them addressing the issues that brought them into therapy. Confidentiality for the child is emphasized, however, parents are most often part of the solution and will be brought into sessions as it is necessary and indicated in reaching our goals. At each appointment I will meet with parents to ask for updates on their child and the presenting issues. I welcome input from all family members, as this is the best way for me to truly understand the complex dynamics that can underlie children’s issues.