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:

Hope for Families | When You Feel Too "Wrong"

 

 

The path forward starts

with parents.


In the neighborhood...

Please check back for updated information about speaking engagements and other services that I will be offering!

 


Around town...

Focus Defender Group

Hosted by KIDS Therapy Associates | 11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct #110, San Diego, CA 92128

 

Invest a few weeks this summer in helping your child/teen improve their focus abilities.


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(MFC#86504)

 

South Mission Valley | San Diego, CA  92108

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com