FAQ – What should we expect at our first session?
The first session is usually with the parents/caregivers and the therapist without the child present. This will allow you to express your concerns freely and allow the therapist to ask necessary questions. Please plan on spending an hour on your first visit, which will include the time to complete initial paperwork and consent forms. Be prepared to talk about what has prompted you, your child or family to seek treatment. Assessments frequently are completed in the first session, however, there are occasional situations where additional information is needed to complete a thorough assessment. If treatment is recommended, initial goals for treatment will be discussed in order to establish a working understanding of the treatment focus.
The therapist will meet with the child in the second session and explore their concerns and goals and use all the gathered information to create a comprehensive plan to meet these goals.