The first session is between the parent(s) and the therapist for 50 minutes where our licensed mental health counselor will meet with you and/or your partner to do a complete comprehensive clinical intake interview to discuss everything and anything of importance about your child’s social, biological, and psychological well-being over the years all the way to present day emotional and/or behavioral problems. Asking these questions help us understand your child’s behavioral responses, how they communicate and how they perceive themselves. This conceptualization helps us come up with a starting point for the most efficient and effective treatment plan for your child. When preparing for this interview, consider any developmental milestones, medications, or triggers. We also consider diet, sleep patterns, and energy levels, as well as relationships with friends, family, teachers, and siblings. The first session last 60 minutes and in this time it is our hopes that you’ll leave feeling confident and happy that our licensed therapist is the expert for your child.
The following 50 minute session between the therapist and your child will be scheduled on the same day or on separate days. We do whatever we can to accommodate busy school and work schedules. This follow up session is where process of psychotherapy begins.