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Nurse Practitioner

First Time Appointment ? What To Expect

If you've never met with psychiatrists before, you may be wondering what to expect at your first appointment. For people who struggle with anxiety, the fear of not knowing what to expect at your first appointment with your providers can stop you from making the appointment altogether. At Elemental Health and Wellness Center, we want to make you as comfortable as possible while starting the therapeutic process.

When you come in for your first appointment with our psychiatrists, we'll ask you to fill out some forms that give us more information about your medical and mental health history. This will help our providers understand your needs, and work with you to make sure the treatment you receive at Elemental Health and Wellness Center complements any treatment you're going through with your primary care physician.

After you fill out your health history forms, you'll begin an intake session with our psychiatrists. In your intake session, we'll talk with you to learn about your goals for therapy. Your intake session with our providers helps us get to know you and understand your needs and goals for your time in therapy. We understand that it can be hard to open up to someone you've just met, and we work to do all that we can to make you feel comfortable as you begin the therapeutic process.

After your intake, your provider will talk with you about the next steps. Together, you'll decide how often it makes sense for you to come in for sessions, and whether group or individual therapy will be a better fit for your needs. If you're ready to take steps necessary to heal and learn new coping strategies for living a healthy, happy life, we're here to help. Give us a call today to set up your first appointment.

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