Getting started is often the hardest part. Your first phone call to me will be a brief talk
to clarify your issues to be assessed in the first visit. A comprehensive assessment is always the initial
component to our work together. During our first meeting, I will take a thorough history to better understand you as
an individual. Social history, history of previous treatment attempts, and exploration of current therapeutic goals
will also be part of the first visit. You will have time to express all your concerns without a feeling of time pressure.