The first session is typically an Initial Assessment/Consultation session, consisting of a comprehensive interview and assessment of your presenting concerns and relevant background information. By the end of the first consultation session, we will work with you to identify options and resources that might address your concerns, including but not limited to psychotherapy, psychological testing, and/or other referrals.
Clients who decide to start psychotherapy sessions may choose to work in the form of individual, couple or family sessions. Psychotherapy is a professional working relationship, with the goal to address your presenting emotional and relational concerns. The primary method used will be verbal interactions although non-verbal activities may also be used at times. The therapeutic process will involve your self-disclosure and introspection, which may be uncomfortable at times. Our role as your therapist is to provide a safe place for your self-exploration and to deepen your self-understanding in your current context, hence empowering you towards relating better with yourself and with others.
Length of Treatment
The number of psychotherapy sessions required depends on client’s needs and goals. Mental health and psychological growth, as well as relationships improvement, are life-long goals that require life-long commitment and efforts. As clients improve, follow up sessions may reduce on a weekly basis to monthly and even yearly check-in. Clients may sign up for a package of 10 sessions and enjoy the benefit of a 10% discount. Clients are free to end the therapy relationship at any point, preferably in consultation with the therapist. Typically, one final session is recommended to discuss future plans and if any referral needed. There shall be no refund for any unused, missed or cancelled sessions (of less than 24-hour notification), for clients who have paid a package fee.
All information shared will be kept confidential, with three (3) exceptions: (1) the client is a potential danger to self and others; (2) child or elder abuse is suspected; (3) where mandated by the court or law. Additionally, if this consultation was recommended as part of a service plan, information may be sent to the referral source.