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Each step after the first is easier.

The first session of psychotherapy is much like many first meetings. It consists of both of us beginning to get to know each other and exploring whether we can work well together. You can expect to describe the circumstances that brought you to treatment and to begin to explore them. I will take an active interest in how this came to be, how you understand the problem and what you would like to accomplish as a result of our work together. It is not uncommon in the first session to be unable to articulate what you want, other than to say that you want to feel better.

If I believe that I can be helpful to you, and you want to work with me, we will take care of some practical matters, such as scheduling, frequency of sessions, and payment of fees. If you have coverage under your health insurance, we can discuss how we can help you receive your benefits.


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