During our initial meeting, your therapist will ask important questions about your life. Those questions might center around what your presenting issues is, how your significant relationships are going, as well as questions regarding your childhood or how you were raised. An important part of the initial session is getting to know your history, both the good and bad. Whether or not you have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse is important for your therapist to know and it is an important part of therapy that this is discussed if present in your experience.
Additional questions might be asked about your sexual functioning, your mood, appetite and sleep patterns. A diagnosis may be made to establish a course of treatment as well as receiving reimbursement from your insurance.