The first appointment you will have with one of our doctors is called an intake session. During the intake session, the doctor will introduce you to important aspects of the counseling process (such as confidentiality), will ask you relevant background questions to get a sense of your personal and family history, and will then invite you to share what is going on in your life and what you are looking for help with. Follow up sessions are typically scheduled on a weekly basis. Over time, you and your doctor may decide to taper the sessions to every other week, monthly, etc., as needed. Finding a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable opening up to is a personal decision and may vary based on individual needs and reasons for treatment. People who get the most out of psychotherapy are typically the ones who put the most into the process, and are willing to keep an open mind and engage in the work of personal change.