What to Expect

Seeing a psychologist for the first time might feel intimidating, and knowing what to expect can help.

How to Book:

 

 

  • If you would like to speak with me before booking to ensure that my services will be a good fit for your needs, please call me at (902) 702-2847 for a brief telephone consultation.

 

  • Not comfortable booking online yourself? Please call me at (902) 702-2847 and I can book your initial session for you. 

 

Completing Intake and Consent Forms:

 

  • After booking, you will receive an email prompt to complete the intake and consent forms online prior to your session.

 

  • Prefer paper versions? Please let me know and I can leave them in the waiting room for you to complete.

 

  • If you do not complete the intake and consent forms online prior to your session, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled session to complete the paper forms.

 

*Please note that even if you complete the forms in paper version, your information will be entered into Resonate Therapy’s secure online practice management system.*

 

First Session:

Arrival:
Please make yourself comfortable in the waiting room. Feel free to help yourself to some water. If you have not completed your intake and consent forms online prior to your session, paper versions will be left in the waiting room on a clipboard for you to complete before your session starts.

Session:
We will start with a review of the confidentiality and privacy information. You will also have a chance to ask questions before we begin.

In the first session or two, I will get to know you better by asking you about:

  • Your current situation (e.g., relationship status, children, and current job)
  • The concerns that led you to seek psychological therapy
  • Any medical conditions you might have
  • Your current medications
  • Your previous experiences with psychological therapy
  • Any family history of mental health concerns
  • Your personal history, including experiences growing up, and your education, work, and relationship history
  • Your current lifestyle, including daily routines, hobbies, and whether you use alcohol or drugs
  • Your strengths
  • Your goals for therapy

It’s okay if you are not ready to share certain personal information after just meeting me. You set the pace. Then, together we figure out a plan for moving forward.

3136 Isleville Street, Suite 203
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3Y2

Phone: (902) 702-2847
Fax: (902) 468-7839
Email: vgrant@resonatetherapy.ca

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