WHAT TO EXPECT

You can expect your therapy session to be between 45-50 minutes.  Prior to an initial evaluation (first visit), I will ask you to review and complete some introductory paperwork and sign a treatment agreement if you should decide to engage my services. We will also discuss a payment plan, where we will determine whether you will be using your insurance, out of network benefits, or self-pay. 

In the first few sessions I will be able to gather the necessary information to get to know about you and what you would like to work on in our therapy. During this time, it is important for you to consider whether you feel comfortable working with me.  Therapy involves a significant time commitment and effort on your part, and it is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. 

I will also be considering the fit between us with regard to my ability to help you with your specific problem(s) or concerns.  If I feel you may be better served by another professional with specialized training in a specific area of expertise, I will let you know and assist you, if desired, in connecting with another professional. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know.

When we agree to move forward with therapy, it is most beneficial to schedule weekly sessions whenever possible.  This is particularly helpful in the beginning of therapy.  As we progress, together we may schedule sessions more or less frequently according to your needs. I will consistently check-in about how our work together is feeling, and we will make adjustments as needed/desired in terms of focus, strategy, etc. 

© 2020 by Irina E. Livitz, Ph.D.