Want an idea of what to expect when you come for your first session? 

BEFORE

Contact me to set up our first session together.  I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation so that we can get to know one another better to determine if we are a good fit in working together.  

 

Once an appointment is scheduled, please take some time to completely fill out the required paperwork before you come for your first appointment. Everything will need to be completed and signed before we begin. Let me know if you have any questions about these forms.

DURING

Street parking is pretty readily available, but since it is an active area, I recommend that you give yourself some extra time to find parking.

Our entrance is to the right when you are looking at the Orion building.  Make your way up the elevator or stairs to Suite 301, on the third floor. Help yourself to tea or water as you wait in the waiting area until I come out to you.

Our time together will be collaborative. I will prioritize getting to know you, and working with you to determine goals for therapy.  

AFTER

Counseling can be a disruptive process, bringing to the surface aspects of your life that you have never before addressed. Give yourself the grace to create space for self care such as sleep, exercise, and time to process. Growth is not linear in counseling, and concerns may increase for a time as a normal part of healing. If at any point you are unsure of the direction of our work, I encourage you to ask questions or give feedback.  

RACHEL PELANDER, MA LMFT  

rachel@hopewellcounseling.org

206.773.3724

*Photography of Rachel and her office by Alyssa Reeve

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The Orion Building

2743 California Ave SW, Ste 301   Seattle, WA 98116

 

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