Our sessions always begin with a check in and review of any pressing issues that need to be addressed right away. I love to check in and review progress and challenges that clients are experiencing. Then we delve into the session.
Therapy sessions essentially take a three step phase. Our first phase is intake and history gathering. During this phase, I try to get as much information about you and what bright you to Thrive. This will include finding out information about your history, family, current stressors, health concerns and all things that may impact you. This is an ongoing process as things constantly change, but this is primary in the first three sessions. I may also provide some surveys to assess your levels of depression or other issues affecting you at the intake.
The next two or three sessions are where we develop a plan of action to bring your life to where you would like to be or work to alleviate the pressing concerns to return your life to normalcy. This is the life plan or treatment plan.
The sessions that follow will focus on the progress in achieving these goals, learning and monitoring of strategies to help improve your coping and life skills. We will also continue to monitor your depression or other issues as first outlined in the initial sessions and steps towards achieving your goals. As goals are achieved, we enter the maintenance and termination phases in which you are maintaining the positive changes that you have started. Our goal is for you to have a brilliant life and not to be in counseling indefinitely, but to come back if you need some additional help or additional changes. Therapy is not a magic pill or fix, you have to do the work. Luckily, I am here to help.
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The following sessions will focus upon meeting your Treatment Goals. We will discuss the progress and decide if we need to add goals, change them, or if you want to be done with counseling. Our goal is to help you decide when you’re done with counseling, so you can get on with your life.