What to Expect


If you're considering therapy, it's natural to have questions about what to expect during your first visit. Here's a general overview of what you can expect during your first therapy visit:

1. Intake Assessment: At the beginning of your first session, your therapist will likely ask you some questions about why you're seeking therapy, what your goals are, and what you'd like to get out of therapy. This is a chance for you to share some personal information with your therapist so that they can get to know you better.

2. History and Background: Your therapist will likely ask you some questions about your personal history, including your family, relationships, work, and health history. This information will help your therapist understand your background and how it may be impacting your current life circumstances.

3. Treatment Plan: Based on the information you've shared, your therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that outlines your goals and the steps you'll take to achieve them. This may include a discussion of specific therapy techniques or approaches that are best suited to your needs.

4. Confidentiality: Your therapist will discuss the limits of confidentiality, including any legal or ethical obligations they may have to report certain information (such as if you're at risk of harming yourself or others).

5. Questions and Concerns: Your therapist will likely give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have about therapy.

Overall, your first therapy visit is an opportunity for you to get to know your therapist and for your therapist to get to know you. It's important to be open and honest during your first visit so that your therapist can develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.