Hello everyone! In an effort to make the counseling process less mystifying, I thought I would share information about what you can expect during your first appointment. During this session, it is about you getting to know me and me getting to know you. I welcome (and actually appreciate) all the questions you have! I want you to have the information you need to feel at ease with what’s going on.
When you decide to schedule your first appointment, you will automatically be sent some paperwork to complete, at your convenience. Please bring these completed forms with you to your first appointment. I will come find you in our lobby at the b.mindful Louisville office suites (1949 Goldsmith Lane, Suite 103, Louisville KY 40218). We have complimentary water and coffee available. Once in my office, I will begin by asking something along the lines of, “How can I help you?” or “What brings you to counseling?”
We will spend some time talking about the dynamics of the current issue you are dealing with plus any additional relevant history that will help “fill in the gaps” and allow me to metaphorically walk in your shoes. During this time, we will have a conversation about your perceptions of the situations you are handling and how you would like to see things improve.
About 45 minutes into our first appointment, we will discuss issues related to consents, confidentiality, and scheduling our next appointment. Again, anytime you have a question, feel free to ask. This will always be a two-way conversation, allowing for open expression of our thoughts with one another.
I do offer free 10-minute phone consultations prior to scheduling an initial appointment and I encourage everyone to take advantage! Just call/text me at (502) 825-1375 (please leave a message if I don’t pick up) and I will return your call within 24 hours. I am looking forward to meeting you!