HOW LONG IS MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

The first appointment is called an "Intake and usually lasts about 45-60 minutes if you arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork.  It depends, though, on many factors including your presenting issue, history, or legal status.  Once your provider has your details, they decide if you need additional appointments and what type.  Your provider should discuss with you the initial treatment plan and next steps for you to take.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Your Provider will need to know your reason for coming to CBH.  They will ask you personal questions about your current need and events leading up to seeking help.  All information is kept confidential except by law.  Once your Provider has this information, they will likely schedule diagnostic testing and counseling to begin another day and time.



There is no standard ‘therapeutic process,’ since there are so many different schools of therapy.
— David D. Burns