At Perspectives, we believe in the importance of using evidence-based techniques (i.e., therapy that is supported by research) to inform our treatment. Perspectives clinicians treat individuals, couples, and groups with proven psychological treatments. Clinicians are trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation (BA), motivational interviewing, interpersonal process therapy (IPT), and Mindfulness based therapy. We also believe that it is essential to have a good connection with your therapist. Perspective clinicians do their best to ensure you feel comfortable, safe, and connected with your therapist.
What to Expect
When you come in for your first appointment, your therapist will likely ask you questions about your reason for coming to therapy and current symptoms and problems. He/she may use measures to help gather information and assess severity of symptoms. It is also important for the therapist to have a well-rounded view of your functioning in multiple areas, such as family, interpersonal, educational, vocational, physical health, and hobbies/interests. After gathering some initial information, you and your therapist will set goals for treatment, and your therapist can describe to you what interventions might be effective in helping you reach those goals.