What will happen at the first session ?

FatherSonTalkingGenerally, I will ask to meet with the child and at least one parent.  We will talk together to get a sense of what brought you to therapy and how I may be of help.  Also, some preliminary background information will be gathered.  For a young child, I will probably ask the parent(s) to play with him/her as they normally would while I observe.

 

Ideally, I would like to see each parent with the child within the first few sessions.  Depending upon the nature of the problem, I would probably ask to meet with an adolescent alone at some point during the first two sessions.