The therapist will conduct assessments before and throughout the treatment process to formally evaluate your functioning and to assess your symptoms, in order to formulate a treatment plan of how we will address your challenges.
Prior to the initial assessment session the therapist will provide you with questionnaires /assessments to complete and submit to the therapist. The questionnaires / assessments will be asking you questions to see if you have any symptoms/ behaviors of Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Mood Disorder, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). During the first couple of therapy sessions the therapist will review/explain your scores on each of the assessment / questionnaires with you. The therapist may also ask you to elaborate on some of your responses to provide more context and information about your responses in regards to your different experiences.
You and the therapist will develop a treatment plan by discussing your current symptoms, challenges, and deciding the specific goals you would like to address in treatment.
You and your therapist will construct therapeutic interventions in therapy/treatment, and then you will begin to implement them in your daily life.