My Approach to Helping
The intake session usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour, learning more about you as it relates to what you’re wanting to work on in therapy. I usually have clients take the lead and informally share more about themselves. I may ask a few questions for clarification, however my questions are pretty minimal when it comes to learning more about you. That being said, it is the first session and oftentimes clients like to know more about the process of therapy (e.g., duration, confidentiality, etc.) and I’ll review and answer any questions you may have on what to expect during your intake session.
In general, the intake session is more information gathering than proceeding sessions.