While each session is tailored to your individual needs, our staff has found a standardized format, as detailed below, for initial appointments provides the best long-term outcome.

The typical initial appointment will last just over an hour.  If you are strapped for time, filling out the forms found here, and arriving with printed copies and prepared for discussion, can often reduce this time.  During the first appointment, your therapist takes the time to get to know each client and also provides information about the practice.  Both Michelle and Corey are firm believers that the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor is a key to healing.  You will not only tell your therapist about yourself; you are free to ask questions and get to know each therapist professionally.  It is important to feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist.  If you feel that our practice is not for you, we are happy to provide a referral. 

Once you have decided to enter into therapy at Steimer Counseling & Consulting, you and your therapist will collaborate on a treatment plan and begin moving forward.