What to Expect at Your First Appointment
It is normal to feel anxious when a stranger comes to your home to discuss things that would make anyone feel vulnerable. Your therapist will want to talk about things such as what has led you to seek counseling, your personal family history, child’s history and your current situation. Be open and honest about your feelings. Success in therapy is about the work you put into it, so be open, be prepared and ask questions.
Try not to worry about what your house looks like, if your kids are loud, or if someone is going to judge you. Your therapist will work hard to make you feel emotionally safe while going through this process, and you will help your therapist come up with family goals and develop a plan that best fits your family’s needs. We know that YOU are the expert in YOUR home, and one-size-fits-all strategies rarely fit at all.