INITIAL CONSULTATION SESSION
After a brief phone conversation, the next step is an initial video consultation at no charge and will run for about 20 minutes. I offer this consultation as an opportunity for both of us to see if it feels like a good fit for both of us. It's also a good opportunity for me to deepen my understanding about what has brought you to seek out therapy. This session is a great time to ask me questions that you have about myself and about the process.
I am interested in and open to anything that you want to share with me during this consultation. In addition, I will share some information about my approach, the process, logistics, the fee, consent and will ask some questions to learn more about you.
For me, the goal of the consultation is that by the end, we both have enough information to make a decision about whether to continue and begin a therapeutic process. Sometimes one or both of us will have a strong sense about moving forward at the end of the session and sometimes that becomes more clear after thinking about it for a few days. In both cases, this initial consultation can be useful in providing more information to both of us before getting started.
I also offer consultations to other clinicians and organizations related to men's mental health, anger and rage at a rate of $150 per hour.