During the first few sessions, the therapist will explore what brought you into therapy, what specific challenges you are experiencing, when they started, and if they have been present in the past; what you have previously done to manage the challenge(s). Together, you and the therapist will establish goals for therapy. The therapist will evaluate the best therapeutic process to focus on in future sessions. The therapist will ensure that the method is explained and that you understand how it will benefit you. Please know that the therapeutic methods used may change as you progress in therapy, and the therapist will address the changes accordingly. The aim of therapy methods is to assist you in gaining the skills necessary to manage challenges more effectively. These skills will offer insight and understanding, for you to use in future situations. This is done by assisting you to see and experience positive changes as you put these skills into practice while in therapy.
The frequency of therapy (weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed) and the number of sessions will be discussed and determined during your initial sessions and altered as needed.
The initial assessment will include a look at your current dietary habits. Education will be provided on disease management if needed. Recommendations will be made, and realistic change goals will be set. Follow up visits will provide accountability and encouragement. Goals will be changed as needed.