what to expect
The First Session
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The first session is complementary and lasts about 45 minutes. In this session you will speak about the issues you wish to address, discuss any prior psychotherapy or analysis you may have had, ask questions about the treatment, and begin to assess if you feel comfortable working with me. We will also discuss my fee and schedule future consultations.
We meet online, on the phone, or, if your location and the pandemic permits, at my home in a peaceful and private setting. Initially our sessions will be "face to face." If you choose analysis we will begin working "on the couch" after four to six weeks.
The articulations of your speech are taken as the core material of the clinic. You speak freely with as little censorship as possible, and you will be listened to with respect and without judgment. With close attention to your dreams, fantasies, recollections, slips of the tongue and other manifestations of your unconscious, we will explore the singularity of your experience and attend to what it is you want. I will ask questions, make comments, help you notice what you are saying, suggest connections between different aspects of your unique story, and work alongside you as your ally and witness.