Confidential individual counseling sessions typically last approximately 45 minutes. I spend an hour with clients during the first session to get more face time. I like to see clients 2-3 times before developing a comprehensive treatment plan with quantifiable goals; this can be tricky as there is no set formula to guarantee results. Transparency and communication helps keep everyone on the same page and moving in the same direction with this one.
Client involvement in the counseling process is crucial; I tell clients that I'm riding "shot gun," but they are still the driver. Client effort is multi-faceted; we will try until we find what works...this is what generates those desired results...the accomplishment of client goals and long term sustainability of emotional and behavioral stability...effort. I am invested in your well-being and will work alongside you to promote your healthy functioning.