where to begin


For many people, therapy is new and somewhat overwhelming, so I want to help make this process as smooth as possible.  I'd love to connect and hear more about how I can be of support to you.

Reaching Out

Prior to our first meeting, I'd prefer to talk with you over the phone so that I can learn more about how I can be of help, share a bit about myself and my practice, and address any questions or concerns that you may have.  If my practice feels like a good fit, then we can schedule our first appointment.  Please feel free to call or email me to start the process.

 

Forms

Once we've scheduled our first meeting, I will need you to complete several forms.  These forms provide you with information about the therapy process and they provide me with a greater understanding of your needs.  

 

Generally, I send these forms via email and include further information about our first appointment.  I can also have these forms waiting for you at the office if you'd like to arrive 15-20 minutes early and complete the forms before our first session.

 

Complimentary Consultations

 If you feel unsure about whether you want to begin therapy with me, I do offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation meeting either in-person or over the phone.  For some, this is a helpful way to discern if I am good fit for you and if I'm not, I'll be more than willing to refer you to various colleagues who could be a better fit.

 

Rooted & Grounded

 

 

New on the blog:

Authenticity for Couples | Asking for What You Need

 

 

The most important question to ask could

be the hardest to answer.


In the neighborhood...

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children | Grace Church MOMS Group

September 12th, 9:30-11:30am

 

I have the privilege of sharing with a group of moms with young children, exploring together what it means to help our children grow into emotionally healthy people.


Around town...

"Impulsive Behavior Linked to Sleep and Screen Time"

Science News

 

A new article suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions.


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(MFC#86504)

 

South Mission Valley | San Diego, CA  92108

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com