I know starting therapy with someone new can be a little anxiety provoking; let me walk you through your first therapy session so you know what to expect. When you arrive at my office, help yourself to the water and tea in the hallway, and make yourself comfortable in the waiting room. If you’ve filled out your paperwork ahead of time, just relax and flip through a magazine. If not, find the clipboard and complete the forms. I will come get you at your appointment time. In both individual and couples therapy, the first session is a time for me to start gathering information about who you are, what brought you to therapy, and where you want to go. I will ask you some questions, and I will invite you to share anything you’d like me to know. At the end of the session we will check in about how the session felt, how we might work together, and if you’d like to schedule another session. In my experience most clients leave feeling much better than when they came in.