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Your First Visit

Beginning any new endeavor can be a challenge. We strive to make your first visit as helpful and free of anxiety as possible. Read below to find out how to begin.

Step 1: Book a Session

 To book an appointment with a CTC counselor please fill out an appointment request here.  After you complete the appointment request a CTC counselor will contact you to complete a brief screen, typically within 48 business hours.  If the screen indicates we are an appropriate fit for your needs we will work to match you with a counselor.  Our clinic meets on Wednesdays to distribute cases/.  Your counselor will contact you to schedule a time, date, and room number for your first counseling session within 48 hours of our Wednesday meeting.

If you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, please do so as soon as possible. You may contact your counselor directly, or email the CTC staff at 

Step 2: Your First Session

Your first session will last around one hour. During that time, your counselor will provide you with information about the counseling process, address any questions or concerns about counseling, review your questionnaire, and help you explore how counseling may be helpful for you.

Step 3: Ongoing Sessions

You will schedule additional sessions directly with your counselor. There is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to duration, frequency, or total number of counseling sessions. Given that, most counselor–client pairs choose to meet once a week for approximately 45–55 minutes for as long as it is beneficial to the client.