What to Expect at Your First Appointment
Your first session with a therapist will consist of collecting information from you about why you are seeking therapy, your history, and the goals you want to work on in therapy. The therapist will discuss if and to what extent you would like others, such as family, to be involved in your therapy. This first session is typically about an hour. During this session, the therapist will discuss the frequency of visits moving forward. Therapists frequently recommend meeting weekly or once every two weeks, and sessions are typically 45-60 minutes.