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Preparing for your Appointment

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Preparing for your appointment

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If it sometimes helpful to take a family member or friend along with you for your first appointment. Someone who has known you for a long time, with your permission may be able to share important information with your therapist.
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Don’t hesitate to ask questions anytime you don’t understand something.
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What to expect from your doctor

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How much does therapy cost?

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