Your first visit
Before you arrive for our first meeting, try to give some thought to what you hope to get out of therapy. Some useful questions to consider: if therapy is helpful, how will I know? What will be different? How will I know if this therapist is a good fit? What information helps me know that?
When we meet, we'll discuss enough of your story so that together we can make a plan to reach your goals. I can help explain the process of therapy and will offer my thoughts on what could be helpful, based on your personal situation. We will review paperwork explaining confidentiality and other important issues and set an agenda for the next few sessions.
Our collaboration will be an important part of how much you benefit from therapy. My goal is to develop a compassionate, curious, nonjudgmental relationship so that you can talk honestly and openly about what matters to you.
1020 SW Taylor Suite 448
Portland, OR 97205
My office is on the 4th floor of the historic Jeffrey Center in downtown Portland, right next to the Central Library and a few blocks from the Portland Art Museum. It is easily accessible by car, bus, Max, and the Portland Streetcar. Bike parking is available as is plentiful metered street parking. There are also multiple pay lots nearby.
When you arrive, please come into the waiting area and take a seat. I will come get you at your appointment time.