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FIRST TIME EVALUATION
This is our chance to get to know each other and for you to share what leads you to seek services. In the course of a 90 minute interview, I will explore your concerns, develop diagnostic hypotheses, and provide you with treatment recommendations.
The first time evaluation serves as both your opportunity to get a first or second opinion from a psychologist as well as an intake session should you choose to continue working with me. This service does not oblige you to seek psychotherapy with me, though many who start here choose to continue into psychotherapy.
I take a relational approach to treatment as I believe that our relationship will impact on your relationships with others, including family, friends, and loved ones. Within this frame, I assist those I work with to understand the implicit, unconscious mental processes that maintain their behavior. I also integrate components of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a flexible manner.
When working with patients under 18, I will in many cases request parental engagement in treatment, which might include recommendations for skills to practice at home or inclusion in conjoint sessions with your child.
Psychological assessment for the purpose of clarifying diagnosis, gaining deeper insight into one's personality, or assessing for accommodations in academic settings. Click "Read more" to learn about Dr. Waitz' approach to assessment.