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Starting Therapy

People often are apprehensive about "seeing a therapist." At Bergen Alliance Counseling Services we do everything possible to make your therapy experience a positive one. 


Before your first appointment:

Feel free to call us with any additional question or to make an appointment change

What happens during the first session:

During your first appointment, your therapist will get some information about you, your history, and most importantly the issues that have brought you to therapy. You will discuss your goals, your expectations, and any questions you have about therapy. This first session is a "get to know session" for you and the therapist. During this session you will get a feel for your therapist and you can decide if this is the right person for you. There needs to be a fit between the individual and the therapist for therapy to be successful.  If you decide to continue, you will set up your next appointment.

We hope that you will give our office the opportunity to work with you or your family.

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