Getting Started With Therapy Services
To get started, click below to schedule your FREE fifteen (15) minute telephone consultation with one of our therapists.
Once your consultation has been scheduled, a brief questionnaire will be sent to you. Please complete it before our chat. During our telephone call, we will discuss the issues and concerns that have brought you to seek counseling as well as the therapeutic process. Upon the conclusion of the call, you can log into the online Client Portal and schedule your first appointment. A new client informational packet will be sent to you via email which will need to be completed and returned no later than your second appointment with your therapist.
During your first appointment, we will ask a bunch of questions to get to know you better, including exploring your background and family history. It may seem overwhelming, but you are safe and supported the whole way! After a couple of sessions (typically during session #3) we will discuss your goals and work together to build a treatment plan that fits your individual needs, personality, learning style, and lifestyle. As our time together progresses, we will re-evaluate your goals and make adjustments as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I do during the sessions? Therapy works best when you are fully present (participatory) and honest. The more comfortable you are sharing your thoughts and feelings the better the work is that we can do together. It sometimes takes a few sessions to get comfortable with your therapist, and that is okay!
2. How often do I have to come? Session frequency is typically determined at our first appointment. But we know life happens and as such, we are flexible. We can increase and decrease sessions as needed and based on our therapist-client discussions.
3. Am I going to be in therapy forever? No, you won't be in therapy forever. As we progress in the therapeutic relationship and review your goals, we can also assess an estimated length of the overall treatment. However, when our time together is complete, you are always to come back in the future as needed to address anything that may arise that you want or need assistance with.
4. How much is this going to cost me?
For Dana Ottalagano: Individual Sessions are $100.00 (out of pocket/no insurance).
At this time the only clinician who accepts insurance is Dr. Archer and those are limited plans. Please visit her page or submit a request for more information via email.