You've taken the first step, and you've made your first appointment. This is a big step in the process, and often it can be one of the most difficult. You thought about it for days, weeks, or maybe even months. And now you've done it! Now what?
The first session can be scary. You don't know who you're about to sit down with, and you don't know how it's going to work. At Roswell Counseling for Children and Adults, we strive to make everyone as comfortable as possible!
The first session will be relaxed and easy. You'll meet your therapist, and they will make sure you are comfortable. The session will start with the paperwork. You and your therapist will go through it together, and you can ask any questions you might have. You can often get the paperwork beforehand, allowing you to fill it out at your own pace and read through all of the Confidentiality, Informed Consent, and legal matters before you come into the session.
Once all of the paperwork is finished, you and your therapist begin to just get to know each other. We'll chat about all sorts of things, and we'll ask you to tell us about what has brought you to see us. We can talk about anything you want to talk about; it's your session! This is the beginning of the journey to a happier and healthier you, and we are here to help!