What to Expect In Your Initial Counseling Session
Q. What should I do to prepare for my first counseling session at Fit Therapy of Texas?
A. We ask that you please complete the paperwork for new clients ahead of time, and put together a list of any questions you may have, so that your counselor can address them during your session.
Q: Before starting counseling services, do I need to complete a consultation with a counselor?
A: Yes, a consultation is required before starting counseling. A consultation is required as it is an opportunity for you and your counselor to meet each other and decide if they are a good fit for you. This is important because counseling includes a collaborative relationship between the client and counselor. The counselor-client relationship involves the building of rapport and development of openness and trust. If you decide that your counselor is a good fit for you, they will schedule your first counseling session. If they are not a good fit for you, they will provide you with a referral to another counselor that may be a better fit.
Q. What happens at the first counseling session?
A. At the beginning of our first session, your counselor will briefly go over the new client forms and answer any questions you may have. Your counselor will then invite you to share your story and the reason/s you have chosen to attend counseling. At the end of the session, they will reflect on what was shared and assist you in identifying counseling goals.
Q. What happens at future sessions?
A. After your first session, you and your counselor will both have a better understanding of your needs and goals, so you'll will begin to have more focused conversations specifically addressing those areas of most importance to you. At the end of each session, your counselor will reflect on your work together and will recommend homework to continue the work between sessions.
Q. How often will I need counseling?
A. Together, you and your counselor will decide the number of sessions that works best for you. However, we do recommend you begin counseling with weekly sessions. As the session’s progress, you and your counselor will determine the increase or decrease of sessions.
Q. Does Fit Therapy of Texas accept insurance?
A. Yes, we accept some major insurance plans to include Blue Cross Blue Shields, United Health Care, Humana, Deer Oaks EAP and E4 EAP. If we do not accept your insurance and you would like to make a out of network claim, we will provide you with receipts that you may submit to your insurance company. We encourage you to contact your insurance company for specific details of your out of network coverage.
Q. How do I get started?
A. The best way to get started is to call at 210.495.3131, stop by at 19141 Stone Oak Parkway Suite # 603 SA, TX 78258, or email Fit Therapy of Texas today! You may also do this by joining below. We look forward to working with you!