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Hi. Thanks for using JustAnswer! During the first session the counselor will be asking questions to get to know you, your history, what is going on right now, your treatment goals, etc. I would also if you have any questions, such as how do I contact you in an emergency, what type of therapy will you be using with me, how often will I see you, etc take them with you during your first meeting and ask them then. Here is a good article that also goes into a little more detail http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/your-first-psychotherapy-session/ Please let me know if you have anymore questions, I am here to help!
also what in your opinion is the most useful information to give a counceller when seeking advice? how is the best way to make sure she is able to help me to her full ability
and what is the 1 question i should fear the most? i really want to make sure that i am as open as i can be in order to help her do her job so in your opinion what can i do to be a good client?