At a first appointment you and your therapist will take some time getting to know each other. Your therapist will ask a variety of questions in order to get a comprehensive picture of your background, experiences, stressors, relationships, symptoms, etc.
You will also spend time identifying what you hope to get out of your counseling experience. The first session also provides a good opportunity for you to decide if your therapist is a good fit for you. From there, you and your therapist will work to set individually tailored goals for therapy moving forward.