Your First Visit


Adults and Parents

When you first visit, I will invite you to share what has motivated you to seek therapy at this time. Many people do not have a concrete sense of how they feel, why they feel what they feel or what might be contributing to symptoms. It is okay if you (or your child/teen) feel confused or inarticulate. Generally speaking, people who are nervous in the beginning feel a greater sense of relief by the end of the session. Approaching the end of the hour, I will review with you the primary concerns you have described and check back with you to make sure I have understood you correctly. From there I will describe how I think I might be of help to you, and we can discuss options for proceeding further.

Children and Teens

With children and teens, I typically consult with parents for the initial visit to gain an understanding of parental concerns and perspectives, followed by spending time interacting directly with the child/teen. This can vary quite a bit however, particularly with teens. The structure and framework for sessions is crucial and will be determined by a number of factors, including age, stage, parent/child relationship dynamics and presenting concern.

Click here for more detail regarding therapy for young children.

Please feel free to fill out the forms below before our first session. We can also discuss details regarding forms following your initial phone or in-person consultation.

Client Intake Form

Information Sheet

Request an Appointment

850 East 300 South #5
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(385) 246-3803

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