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What to Expect in Your First Session
The purpose of the first session is for you and your therapist to get to know each other. She will ask you questions to help her understand where you struggle, where you excel, and what goals you have for therapy. It's important that you answer as honestly as possible. If you have questions for your therapist, this is the perfect time to ask. As you talk to her, think about whether you feel comfortable with her and whether she seems familiar enough with your concerns to provide effective care.
Before meeting with children, Michelle meets with parents/caregivers first. This is so that she can take a full history without worry that children will be exposed to information that is not appropriate for them to hear.
Typically, in the next session, Michelle will ask the caregiver to bring their child. At least one caregiver should be prepared to stay in the session room at all times. Michelle will get to know the child and help him/her feel safe in the therapeutic space.
Next, Michelle will want to meet with caregivers again to ask follow-up questions, share initial impressions, and collaborate on a treatment plan.