For your first appointment, Dr. Javed sets aside 90 minutes. During this appointment, he will gather your history and discuss your personal goals for treatment. In the case of children and adolescents, parents will also be involved. At the end of your appointment a treatment plan will be designed and implemented.
Follow up appointments can take 15 minutes, 25 minutes, 50 minutes or 60 minutes depending on your needs. Typically 50 minute appointments will involve therapy, family involvement or working on carry-over material from the last session. Conversation and therapeutic work will be continued in the next appointment, if the content, complexity or distress levels prevent a timely wrap up. Followups will be arranged at the end of our meeting.
You will be given a packet of information to read and complete prior to your first appointment. If you have any questions about office policies, please bring them up when you speak with Dr. Javed. There will also be some forms for you to fill out. Please fill these out to the best of your abilities. During the appointment, please discuss any information that you did not include in your intake forms or questions you may have about treatment.