what to expect

To those uncertain of how to begin

you are not alone

The decision to seek therapy can feel difficult and intimidating. Many hesitate to reach out for fear of judgment and shame.  I welcome all parts of you and want for you a space where you can feel less guarded and more open to explore. Together we can begin a journey of healing and change at a pace that feels safe. Read below for a brief overview of the therapy process at Palo Verde Counseling.

the process



Fill out the contact form or call to schedule a 15 minute free consult to determine if Palo Verde Counseling is the right fit for you.

During your 15 minute consult we will discuss your therapy goals and my approach. If appropriate, we will schedule your first appointment.



In our first appointment we will discuss your background, current struggles, strengths and how I can be helpful in promoting healing and growth. If you feel comfortable we will discuss frequency of sessions and schedule another appointment.



Our first 2-3 sessions will include a comprehensive assessment surrounding your personal and relationship history, identity and culture, value systems, and more.



After the assessment period we will develop and define personal treatment goals. This provides a road map for our work together and a plan for measurable outcomes. 



 Together, in a safe environment,  we deconstruct old patterns and explore unmet needs and areas of growth.

We create new ways of interacting .



Healing is promoted as we strive to restore broken bonds through new emotional responsiveness.

Corrective experiences in session help partners feel heard, accepted and validated- promoting lasting change and long term healing.



Together we can discuss what it means to continue your journey toward growth and change.

Treatment may be spaced out or concluded depending on comfort level and progress surrounding goals. 

Have Questions?

Please complete our contact form or call to schedule a 15 minute free consult. Currently, we are accepting new clients and can typically accommodate an appointment within 1-3 weeks.

Palo Verde Counseling is a private pay clinic and does not accept insurance. We are considered an out of network provider and will provide a good faith estimate as required by the No Surprises Act. Upon written request, we can provide a superbill of services for insurance reimbursement. Please contact your insurance directly to inquire about their reimbursement process and eligibility. 

Therapy is a unique process for each individual and/or couple and outcomes are not guaranteed. Therefore, length of services is different for everyone. It is best to have an ongoing conversation with your therapist about your progress surrounding personal goals and any concerns regarding timeframe. Entering or continuing therapy is always voluntary and you can terminate services at any time for any reason. 

Telehealth services are available for clients in the state of Arizona at the time of session. Please schedule a consultation to learn more. 

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