Beginning Therapy can be frightening. The goal at True Hope is to create an environment where you feel comfortable to share your emotions and experiences comfortably. The office is very calm and relaxing. Please feel free to wear comfortable clothes and bring a drink.
We will work to identify what already works in your life, as well as eliminating obstacles that may be holding you back from a happy, healthy, and successful life.
On your first visit:
- You will arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete intake paperwork.The intake paperwork includes:
a. Basic demographic and contact information
b. Important medical history
c. Current prescription/medications
d. Previous Therapy
e. History of drug and alcohol
f. History of trauma
- After offering you a drink, we will review the intake paperwork you have completed and answer any questions you have regarding it or Therapy. All of your questions are welcome! This will likely take another 10-15 minutes. Everything we discuss is confidential with some exceptions, which we will discuss when reviewing the intake paperwork.
- After the intake paperwork and review, we will begin to discuss current problems or issues you are experiencing, as well as the strengths you possess. Additional questions regarding your history and goals for Therapy will be asked to obtain a clear picture of obstacles blocking your success. We will be a team in moving in the direction you would like to go. The entire first session will take approximately one hour and ten minutes. Please be aware detailed notes will be taken to ensure quality care is given to you consistently.