I’m glad you’ve made the decision to begin psychotherapy! Here’s some guidance for scheduling your appointments and what you can expect during your initial session.
To schedule your initial session, please call (254) 751-1550 to speak with my office staff. If you choose to use insurance coverage, you will be asked to provide insurance information during the phone call. We will verify your insurance benefits and follow-up with you regarding your coverage for mental health services, including your co-payment amount.
For your initial session, it’s important that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. When you arrive, please check-in at the reception desk. After you complete the paperwork, my office staff will let me know that you are ready.
Your initial session will last approximately 45-60 minutes. This first session is typically focused on gathering information about the concerns that bring you to therapy, exploring your goals for therapy, and discussing various treatment options.
At the end of your initial session, we will agree upon a plan for your next steps. This may include further assessment or evaluation, ongoing therapy sessions with me, and/or referrals to other health care professionals to help you reach your treatment goals.
When you check-out after our initial session, my office staff will help you schedule appointments for future therapy sessions. These sessions are typically scheduled on a weekly or biweekly basis, although other accommodations may be made depending on your needs or circumstances.
At the end of your initial session, I strongly recommend that you schedule several appointments at once instead of waiting to scheduling them one week at a time, and that you stay scheduled 2 to 3 months in advance. That way your appointments will be on the days and times that work best for you.
If it’s a few weeks until I have an opening that works for you, please ask to be placed on my cancellation list. My office staff is very conscientious in calling patients on my cancellation list when openings become available.
I’m so glad that you’ve contacted me, and I look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please call me at (254) 751-1550!