© Sandra Miller MSW, RSW  Psychotherapy & Counselling

First Session

During the first session, I will review with you my Policies of Practice and answer your initial questions.  Once your Consent to Services is granted, we will explore more deeply the reasons you have sought support at this time.

Some individuals come with specific problems they are facing: anxiety and/or depressed mood, emotional distress, relationship crisis, concern about a family member, workplace stress and conflict, and self-esteem concerns, are just a few examples.  Others arrive with a vague sense of unease or dissatisfaction with life: unfilled dreams, a lack of meaning or purpose in life, or confusion that impairs vibrant living are other reasons for seeking help.  Still others are experiencing, or wish to make, a transition in their lives.  They may want help to develop the capacity and courage to make the necessary changes.
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I will offer observations and inquiries as we explore the meaning of your experience.  During this session, we will clarify the issues and begin to develop a plan through them.  Your strengths and resources, as well as how you feel challenged, will be touched upon.  You may also wish to share significant recent and past life events.  The pace and agenda, while guided and deepened by me, is set by you.