Feedback-Informed care is a research-based system of mutual feedback designed to empower patient voices. The national drop-out rate for therapy is 47%. Research indicates that when there is an active dialogue between client and therapist, satisfaction dramatically improves. The therapeutic relationship can be a learning space for negotiating for what you want out of any relationship; romantic, family or the workplace. Many of us haven’t experienced a safe space to assert ourselves, to ask for what we want or to speak up when we are not satisfied, to practice vulnerability or to gracefully express uncomfortable feelings like disappointment, anger and fear. Our therapists are trained to help you practice authentic, empowered communication styles.
What to expect in a first session?
The first session is an assessment. Your therapist will listen to your story and ask a series of questions.
Your therapist will gather this information and develop a personalized approach to meet your unique needs.
Therapy begins at the second or third session.
Our therapists practice evidence-based care, meaning that our treatment methods are rooted in research and years of clinical training. However, research also indicates that the best outcomes happen when your relationship with the therapist feels like a fit. We hand-pick therapists based on their warmth and compassion---yet there is a diverse range of therapist personalities and personal backgrounds that inform their approach.
What is feedback-informed care?
You should expect to feel that your therapist gets you. You should feel heard, respected and deeply supported.
We invite you to share your expectations and preferences for your therapy experience.
Let your therapist know if your not sure what to talk about, prefer the therapist take the lead or if you would rather explore your relationships and life patterns. Share your preferences with your therapist directly. You are also are welcome to reach back out to your intake coordinator for a re-match.
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