STEPS IN COUNSELING

1) Call
Call Three Steps Forward with any questions you have and/or to schedule an appointment.  This is a great opportunity for you to express any concerns or apprehension you may have about the counseling process.
2) First Appointment
This session is typically one hour long and is for assessment purposes.  You will begin to discuss why you chose to enter into counseling, how you feel about doing so, and what you hope to accomplish.  The concept of confidentiality will be explained.
3) Coming to Counseling
It is best to attend counseling sessions on a weekly basis (at least).  Sessions are 45 minutes long.  Together, you and I will determine what the primary goals of therapy will be, and the most appropriate, comfortable means of moving toward those aims. 
4) Termination
Once you have achieved the goals you set forth, you and I will review your progress and how you intend to continue to move forward.  The option of returning to counseling is, of course, always available.

Laurie Leinwand, MA Licensed Professional Counselor