A first session after intake with Luc
I want my clients to know they have the power to guide the therapy process. On the one hand, the first therapy session depends on the client's needs, and on the other on building trust and understanding. Some clients want to talk and be heard. Some clients want to know if we are compatible. Some clients want guidance because they do not know where to start. In all cases, I spend time trying to understand who you are, your communiaction style, where you are struggling, and what you really want. And if we have time, I explain how I understand what we have talked about and how I see the first few steps in addressing the problems. I ask my clients feedback on my understanding of their situation, and on my explanations and suggestions.