The initial consultation is a fifty-minute session, conducted in a confidential space where we will discuss in privacy your current difficulties. I will ask you a lot of questions to understand the main issues that have brought you to seek help, gather information about your history, identify setbacks and therapy goals.
During the consultation, a questionnaire will be administered designed to facilitate the recognition and diagnosis of the most common mental disorders (eg. PHQ-9 for depression, GAD-7 for anxiety and other common mental health symptoms (eg. OCI for obsessive compulsive disorder, PDDS for panic attacks, HAI for health anxiety etc.)
At the end of the session, we will discuss your expectations about the length (and outcome) of therapy, interpret the results from the questionnaire and recommend what would be the best course of action for you. If we agree to work together we will go through our contract which is an agreement between between us regarding confidentiality, cancellations etc. For further information please see the contract section.
”The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Socrates