Lorraine Granit, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
  Walnut Creek, CA        

What to Expect

We begin with an initial phone contact where we identify what type of assistance you are looking for, answer your questions and begin to get a sense of how well we are able to connect with each other.

The next step is to set up an initial appointment to move forward in identifying your specific concerns, how we might address them, and to get a better sense of our rapport.

Generally, you will have a sense if you wish to continue at this point, but certainly the first few sessions may be considered preliminary stages where no commitments need to be made. Goals get clarified during this phase and some ideas of how to achieve them. This plan is a working plan that modifies as we go and changes according to how you respond and according to the natural and creative unfolding of our collaboration.

Therapy is not a quick fix, but can be a permanent one. Consider if you have the time and resources to commit to a regular weekly, at least at first, series of meetings. It is helpful to bear in mind that it takes about 3 months for new brain cells to grow. You can see results before that time, but in terms of there being a foundation for permanent change, you should consider this to be a minimum time commitment.