When you arrive for your first session you fill out information about yourself, your insurance and receive the client rights and HIPPA privacy laws. Then a professional disclosure statement is reviewed with you by your counselor. A full intake is done and a plan of treatment is discussed in which I discuss your goals for treatment and how we can best meet them.
Usually the first visit is about 90 minutes to allow time not only for the initial paperwork but for us to get to know one another.
Your next appointment is scheduled for 50 minutes unless requested to be longer.