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What to Expect at Your First Teletherapy Appointment

If you’ve decided to try teletherapy, you already know that it is an easy and convenient alternative to traditional therapy that takes place over the phone from wherever you are. No need to take off work early and fight rush-hour traffic to get to your therapy sessions- now you can get the beneficial therapy you need from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere that offers a good amount of privacy. All you need is your phone!

But what can you expect from your first teletherapy session? Here is an overview of what goes on during the first appointment, and how teletherapy can fit into your busy life while giving you the help and healing that can transform your life.

Meet and Greet

As with traditional therapy, the first time you meet your therapist during a teletherapy appointment will be something of a “getting to know you” session. Your therapist will ask you a little bit about yourself, including your key reason for seeking teletherapy. This way, your therapist can have the information he or she needs to set benchmark goals in order to help you with the most pressing issues in your life.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Once in a while, a patient may not tell the whole truth to a therapist; he or she may feel afraid of being judged, and might downplay or completely omit certain symptoms or behaviors that can lead a therapist to a diagnosis and proper course of treatment. It can be somewhat intimidating or embarrassing to confide in a therapist you’ve just met, but it is essential to your treatment to try to describe any and all emotions, behaviors, or impulses that you may be experiencing in order to help your therapist get to the root of the issue. Don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable enough during your first teletherapy session to talk about the heavy stuff, but it is always the best policy to be honest and forthcoming with your therapist.

Ask Questions About Teletherapy

During your first teletherapy session, your therapist doesn’t have to be the one asking all the questions! Feel free to ask him or her anything you may want to know about his or her background, as well as any questions you may have about your treatment plan, so you know what to expect. Your therapist will honestly and thoroughly address all your questions and put you at ease so that you can begin your life-affirming, transformative work through therapy.

It’s never been easier to receive treatment from a licensed therapist thanks to teletherapy sessions available through East-West Therapy, you can get the help you need to live your best life, no matter where you are located! Dr. William Conti and associates are based in Honolulu, HI, but can offer therapy services to people around the globe. Let today be the day you decide to take charge of your life- call East-West Therapy at 213-880-8262 to book your first teletherapy appointment. A better life is just a phone call away!