The first session is a consultation. I gather information, get to know you, and you get a sense of me before making a commitment.
I prefer to have you tell me your story without too much interference, though I will ask you questions about yourself, what brings you in for therapy, your family history, your expectations, and past experiences in therapy.
After the consultation, I will give you my impressions and together we can decide on a path forward. If we decide not to continue, I can provide you with appropriate referrals.