Please call me at (202) 810-2450 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free initial phone consultation and/or a first appointment. Initial phone consultations typically last 10-15 minutes and provide an opportunity for you to briefly share your reasons for seeking help, and for me to summarize my practice and approach.
Before we meet
I recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to see if any portion of my services as an out-of-network provider will be covered.
Following our initial phone conversation, I will send you a series of forms that are important to starting our work together. By completing these forms ahead of time, you will allow us more time to talk.
Our first session
The first session typically last 50 minutes. I will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the concerns you are bringing to counseling as well as your background and current state of well being (mental, physical, spiritual, etc.). I will gather this information through active listening and thoughtful questioning--and sometimes through the use of more formal assessment tools we agree upon together.