My office is located at 323 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 203, Manhattan, KS.
what is therapy like?
Going to the therapist (or counselor: you can use these words interchangeably) for the first time can, for some, be an intimidating experience. The first appointment will be an opportunity for you to get a feel for the relationship and level of comfort with the person you are going to be working with. It's important to trust the person you are sharing your story with. The therapist will ask several questions about your history and major life events that may have impacted you, as well as learning more about the symptoms or problems that are current challenges for you. By the end of the first appointment, you and your therapist will make a plan for treatment, much like a road map or agenda, that will help steer future discussions and work to be done, both in and out of the appointment. Follow-up appointments can vary each time. There will usually be a brief check-in regarding any mood changes from last appointment. From there, some clients prefer to bring a list of topics to discuss each time, and others will allow the therapist to drive the discussion.