Does therapy for mental and emotional concerns work?

  • The effectiveness of treatment primarily depends on you and the therapist. It is important to share your concerns in a sincere, and open manner. We know this can be difficult in the beginning! 

  • There should be a "fit" between your personality and that of the therapist. Someone else - or some other method - may be more suitable for you. You can ask your therapist for a referral to another mental health professional.


What to expect at your first appointment:

  • Your first session with the therapist will be different from future sessions. You will complete paperwork and provide information about your history to your therapist. This will help your therapist to develop a plan for treatment that's custom to your needs.

  • Keep in mind that psychotherapy usually requires multiple visits, so don't expect any instant solutions to your problems the first day. Therapy is about equipping you with life-long solutions and not a quick fix.


During the first session, your therapist may ask you:

  • What brought you to therapy?

  • What are your symptoms?

  • Some questions about your history, including your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), etc.

What are your hours?

  • Our clinicians are available to schedule with you! Our office hours vary by each clinician. We are available to discuss appointment times. Contact information is available for each clinician on the home page. 

  • Evenings and weekends are offered by our therapists to help with scheduling difficulties

What to bring to our first session: 

  • insurance card 

  • picture ID 

  • completed intake paperwork (attached) 

  • copayment or deductible amount (obtained from health insurance company)