What to Expect
If this is your first experience with counseling, it is normal to be anxious about disclosing highly personal information to a stranger. So as we begin, my goal will be to create a calm, welcoming, comfortable space for you. It should feel like you are talking to someone who is deeply interested in your personal story and who wants to earn your trust.
During our first session at my office in Franklin, TN (near Brentwood and Cool Springs) we will take time to get acquainted as I gather background information to understand more about what brings you to therapy. We’ll collaborate on a treatment plan to fit your specific needs and goals. A typical session lasts about 55 minutes.
There really is no “norm” for how long therapy should take. Because it is a process, it will depend upon your own unique situation and your goals, so we will continue to talk about them as we go along. If at any time you have questions about therapy or your treatment goals I will always be happy to stop and answer them.