Initial Counseling Assessment
Identifying What's Important to You!
- 30 min30 minutes
- Your Closest GLC Wellness Center
1st time visit to determine why you are pursuing counseling. This session usually lasts 30 - 60 minutes. In your first session, the therapist typically will ask certain questions about you and your life. This information helps make an initial assessment of your situation. Questions he/she might ask include: Why you sought therapy. A particular issue probably led you to seek counseling. The therapist has to understand your problem(s) before getting to the deeper issues. Your personal history and current situation. The therapist will ask you a series of questions about your life. For example, because family situations play an important role in who you are, questions about your family history and your current family situation may often be some of the initial questions that are asked. Your current symptoms. Other than knowing the reason you sought therapy, the therapist will attempt to find out if you’re suffering from other symptoms of your problem. For example, your problem might be causing difficulty at work. The therapist will use this information to better understand your problem. And, while he/she may make a diagnosis at the end of your first visit, it’s more likely that a diagnosis will take a few more sessions.
Golden Life Wellness Center Las Vegas 922 West Owens Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, USA