Your First Visit

Scheduling your appointment

The first time you call to schedule your appointment, we will have a brief conversation about what you are looking for in treatment, and whether I am a good fit for your needs. After the phone call if you would like to schedule a full consultation, I will email you a questionnaire to complete before our first meeting.


The initial consultation may run from 45 minutes to one hour depending on the complexity of the issues at hand.  I will collect a thorough medical and psychiatric history and address the issues that brought you in. At the end of the session I will offer my recommendations and produce a treatment plan.  Sometimes this may be a referral to another treatment setting. Medication prescriptions are sometimes but not always written in the first session.  Psychotherapy will usually begin in the second or third session after an initial history has been collected.