What can I expect when seeing a clinical psychologist?

Before your appointment

Jess manages all the administration for Grace Clinical Psychology. She will send you an online form to complete before your session. This is from Halaxy, which is the client management software we use. Please complete the form within 48 hours of receiving it as it expires after this time. Please also check your spam for this email. You will receive an email from Jess confirming the time of your appointment and you will receive a telehealth link in this email for your session. You will also receive a text message reminder two days before your session. Please email Jess your Mental Health Care Plan prior to your appointment.

During your first appointment

Your psychologist will hear your story and ask questions to clarify your difficulties. At the end of the session, your psychologist will share their impression of your difficulties and you will discuss therapy goals, therapy approach, and the frequency of sessions. Some people only need a few sessions, others require 6-10 sessions or more to see improvement.

Subsequent sessions

You will work collaboratively with your psychologist on your concerns using evidence-based approaches. Sessions usually focus on your goals but also issues that present at the time.

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