Our initial appointment is often called an "initial evaluation". This appointment is scheduled for you to discuss your concerns and problems from your point of view. There may be time during this appointment to obtain historical and other background data or this information may be gathered at subsequent sessions. In times of crises, the usual format of an "initial evaluation" is not followed in the hope that the time might be used to resolve or relieve the immediate crisis.
In preparation for this meeting, please download and fill out the Informed Consent document in advance. This information will help me understand your beliefs, concerns, thoughts and feelings.