Depending on how your appointment was scheduled (over the phone, email, through this web site, or as a referral) will depend on what to expect during your first appointment. If you spoke to your therapist over the phone or through email, they should have directed you to our online forms where you can download and fill out our intake forms prior to coming in for your intake appointment. If you were not directed to our forms attached to the website, you will need to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the paperwork. We are located on the second floor of the building and our office space does not have a receptionist in the waiting room area. Feel free to wait on the red couch and your therapist will come out to bring you back at your appointment time.
The first appointment is referred to as: The Intake Appointment. Typically they are 75 to 90 minutes long and charged $40 more than the general session. If you are using the sliding scale, the intake session is one-and-a-half times the sliding fee scale. The reason for the higher first session is because there is generally more time and work that goes into the intake than a regular session.