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Your First Counseling Session

Your first session, called an "intake", should be a meaningful and fulfilling experience. It is an opportunity to start a healing journey together. This process begins with completing the necessary forms and reviewing them with me to set the basis for a comprehensive evaluation. 

If you are seeking marriage counseling, family therapy, or couple counseling, you may bring your partner or spouse for a joint intake, or you may see me first and allow your partner to join you during a second session.

During your first counseling session we will discuss your current concerns, relevant history, and counseling goals. In addition, there will be a review of relevant office policies and procedures, such as confidentiality, rates, and insurance. You will be able to ask questions and you will receive honest and clear answers.

In a collaborative setting, respectful of your own value system, we will examine your thoughts and feelings to uncover your true potential and help you lead a life that is worth celebrating.

Your privacy and confidentiality will be honored in a manner that meets or exceeds all state and federal guidelines for counselors, therapists, psychologists, and mental health professionals.

Because we are all individuals, we require a different level of care and intervention, especially if we are experiencing anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. Together, we will discuss a treatment plan tailored to meet the goals that you have for yourself,  your family, or your marriage.
This plan might include subsequent sessions, homework, participation in a group, or a referral if needed.
Your first session takes a bit longer that a regular session, and it is priced accordingly.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any feedback, questions or concerns you may have about my services.

To get more information about fees, exact insurance coverage or appointment times,  I am available to talk to you personally.

With warm regards,

Luciana Whipple, MA, LPC, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor - Clinical Supervisor

For your  FREE CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. call me at 972-596-1805 


Our office serves those needing counseling in Plano, Dallas, Carrollton, Richardson, Frisco and the surrounding areas.

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