Sorry! I'm not taking new patients right now.
Before we officially decide to work together, I like to schedule a brief phone call. It's helpful to spend 10-15 minutes getting a sense of each other and hashing out logistics. This is also a good time for you to ask me any questions you have. And if I don't think I can help you, I'll let you know.
If we decide to schedule a first appointment, I'll give you all the information you need to enter my physical office or my Zoom waiting room. I'll also email you some forms to fill out before our first appointment.
I like to spend the first session or two taking the lead: I'll ask you a bunch of questions about what's going on in your life in the present and about your history. This is the only time I take notes during sessions.
After I'm done asking all my questions, you're in charge! From here on out, I'll rely on you to decide what to talk about in a given session. Sometimes, this might feel hard; other times, it may be easy.
Everything you experience (even if you think it's trivial) is important fodder for therapy. Nothing is the "wrong" thing to talk about.
So don't censor yourself! Let's be curious together about what you bring to the table.
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