The first session is also referred to as the initial or intake session. It is generally structured differently from a treatment session and does not involve interventions. The time is utilized to gather information and may involve forms, questionnaires and tests in addition to the verbal interview.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.Mental Health is a part of being human. The joys and challenges of mind and emotion do not discriminate based on race and ethnicity.
Total wellness involves being the best version of yourself in any given moment. Being the best you in any given moment is not about perfection, it is about showing up in your life and your relationships in a manner that feels healthy for you. Finding the right therapist is one way to support this endeavor.
Talking about suicide does not increase the likelihood that a person will commit suicide. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, seek help. The National Suicide Lifeline provides free and confidential support 24/7 (800) 273-8255