Therapy Process

Step 1 – Pre-Consultation Meeting  (20 – 30 minutes, optional)

One of the hardest decisions for someone who is struggling with addiction is deciding to seek therapy. The second hardest decision is choosing a therapist. A pre-consultation meeting is a chance for us to meet and see if we are a good fit. At this introductory meeting, we discuss consent, policies, and you can ask any questions about my background, my treatment style, or the therapeutic process. You are under no obligation to continue therapy. If you decide we are not a good fit, I can refer you to someone I think might be a better match.

Step 2 – Initial Assessment (60 minutes)

In this session, I will get a deep understanding of your issues, complete an initial assessment, identify the goals of therapy, and develop a strategy to get you there. We will work together to develop a comprehensive, specific treatment plan that includes your input. I will explain the diagnosis to you in words you can understand. This will form the foundation for our future sessions.

Step 3 – Treatment Sessions (50 minutes)

Each one-on-one therapy session focuses on problem solving, where you describe your current situation and your feelings about it. I will assist you in working through the problem and support you in managing your addiction. In our sessions, you will learn how a mind struggling with addiction works, attain awareness and insight into your issues, develop coping skills to address problems, and practice these ways more often. We will work together so you can move closer to having the life you want.

Offering in-person or Teletherapy appointments.