Please log on a few minutes early in order to troubleshoot any issues that might arise. Our Telehealth sessions are held via Google Meet (occasionally,we use DoxyMe as a back up). Before your session, your therapist will send you a link that you can follow to join the Telehealth session. On occasion, Telehealth sessions will happen by phone call.
Please arrive a few minutes early for your session. If you are more than 10 minutes early, please wait in your car before coming in. When you arrive for your sessions, check in via the reception kiosk in the waiting area. There may also be a receptionist available and there will be information about how to access help to sign in if needed.
Be prepared to follow local health and CDC safety guidelines concerning Covid-19 when visiting our offices.
Please note that all clients under 18 must have a legal parent/guardian with them for their first session.
Initial Session Goals:
ASSESS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
We will take the first meeting to assess your current circumstances. While our areas of expertise may be consistent with your reasons for coming to therapy, we will need to address specific areas that are unique to you, and your current circumstances. From there, we will be able to better determine what type of therapy is right for you, what it will entail, and what it will look like for you in terms of fitting it into your day-to-day life. In addition, we may provide you with series of actions to do outside of our therapy sessions, such as practice a certain technique, or read a specific book, as it is important you take on an active role in your healing.
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP
Our first session will be more like an interview — your therapist will ask you a series of questions in order to get to know you better and you will be able to do the same. In order for therapy to be successful, it is imperative we establish a therapeutic relationship that is supportive and honest. Each therapeutic relationship will be unique but certain values and themes are true for all sessions.
We value confidentiality and you can expect to be treated with compassion, empathy, respect, and understanding. Additionally, you can be expected to be presented with someone who is available to listen to you, to receive knowledgeable and evidence-based techniques, and information to assist you in your mental health related struggles. While at Darby Creek, you can expect to feel safe and supported in your journey.