At your first appointment, please check in at the front desk (in Vienna, this is on the 2nd floor of Building 127; in DC this is in Suite 310). We recommend printing and completing the below forms in advance, but if you are unable to, you may get them when you check in and fill them out in the waiting room.
Your therapist will greet you in the waiting room and escort you to a private
therapy room. Together you will review the service agreement,
confidentiality, contact information, and other forms, orienting you to
the procedures at the Center and to the therapeutic process in general.
The first three sessions constitute an intake assessment in which you and your therapist get to know each other. You review current
symptoms and presenting problems as well as pertinent historical
information. From there, your therapist will be able to determine how best to proceed in treatment.