Becoming a Client

First Session

In general, your first session in the PSC will be for you and your clinician to get to know each other and spend some time discussing your current concerns or reasons for seeking treatment, as well as to introduce you to the policies and procedures of the PSC.

This initial appointment/interview normally lasts 1-2 hours. This process is called an assessment and it is very important in getting treatment started in the right direction. As part of this process you will also be asked to complete questionnaires about yourself, feelings and experiences. This process is important to successful treatment and will continue periodically throughout your time in the clinic.

Please be aware that all of your communications with your clinician will be private and confidential. Your clinician will give you information on how we protect your privacy when explaining clinic operations and policies.

Once the interview is completed, your clinician will schedule your next appointment with you.