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Wilton Manors, FL 33305

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What To Expect From Your First Session with Matt Ghezzi

After you schedule your first session with me, here are some suggestions and aspects to think about:  

Getting Here

It is quite normal to be nervous especially if you have never participated in psychotherapy. Some people find it comforting to drive by the office location before the scheduled session to get comfortable with time or distance that it takes to get here.

Consider arriving 15 minutes prior to scheduled session. Be prepared to fill out an intake packet in waiting room, which includes basic demographic and billing information, and therapy consent forms. The therapeutic hour can range from 45 to 50 minutes.  The remaining minutes are available for payment and scheduling.

The First Meeting

After you enter my office, take a seat on the couch or chair. Take a relaxing breathe to clear your mind and focus on the moment. Be open to sharing openly and honestly what brought you into therapy.

Often times the issues people present are not be what we eventually work on together. New clients can freely express their needs, history and story so clarity around treatment can unfold in a structured yet personalized fashion.

New clients should be prepared to answer questions about personal and family history. These questions will include current and past obstacles and symptoms that have affected you. Examples might include relationships, employment, addictions, trauma and even medical issues.

Therapy: An Interactive Process

Therapy is a two-way process. You can ask questions about the treatment methods, such as the types of therapy that are offered and how the therapies may help you heal. There are literally hundreds of counseling approaches. After the initial session(s), a determination will be made as to which is most advantageous for treatment. This will be discussed this with you.

Having realistic expectations while having positive intentions for the outcome is helpful when starting therapy.  

Patience with oneself is the next step – a step where clarity comes to those that recognize that therapy is a process that is maintained with the balance of crystal-clear mental focus and an open-hearted emotional awareness.  The result is the unfolding of the true power of human healing.