A while ago, I addressed fears about having a first therapy session. But in many practices, including my own, there is a step before the first session: a phone consultation. In order to alleviate any anxiety one might have about this very first step, I thought it might be useful to share exactly what an initial consultation with me is like.
Typically, I will begin by asking what is prompting the call. Often the individuals I speak with will use this as an opportunity to