Initial Intake Appointment, 55 minutes: $100
Individual Therapy Appointment, 55 minutes: $80
Family Therapy Appointment, 55 minutes: $90
Online Therapy Session, 30 min: $40
Online Therapy Session, 55 min: $80
It’s normal to be a little nervous before your first appointment! If you’re new to therapy, let me demystify the first appointment a bit for you. Once you’ve made an appointment with me, I’ll provide you with some initial forms for you to fill out. These forms will give you information on my practice, and will provide me with some basic information on you, like why you’re deciding to come to therapy, and a little about your history. You’ll also complete forms that discuss important items like consent to treatment (which allows me to provide you counseling services) and a confidentiality clause (which discusses your privacy in therapy).
At your first appointment, we’ll go over all of the paperwork you completed to make sure you understand everything. We’ll spend a lot of time in your first session getting to know each other. I’ll ask you questions about what has brought you in for services, how long the problem has been going on, and what sort of things you’ve already tried. I’ll ask some questions about your family history, your support system, and your strengths, so that I can get a good view of you as a whole person. We’ll talk about your goals for treatment and what you want to get out of therapy. I’ll be sure to give you plenty of time to ask me any questions that you have about the process or about my expertise or approach to therapy. At the end of your session, we’ll decide if Renteria Counseling Services is a good fit for you. If so, we’ll schedule another appointment and begin your treatment.