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"Okay I'm ready to change our lives!"

You've taken the time to research a competent therapist. You have completed all the paperwork and intake questionaires. You rearranged your schedule to fit in the calendar.... And your kid won't do anything. At all. Like not even make eye contact or answer a question!

Now what?

This can happen and does happen often. And it's okay. Part of setting up the stage for future success is building a trusting relationship and that can take some time and patience. A therapist may need to spend the first few sessions gaining that trust through activities that might not look all that much like therapy. To parents, this may seem frustrating and like a big waste of everyone's time. I hear you.

Here's what YOU can do: