Getting Started in counseling is easier than you imagine!

Getting Started: Smooth, Simple Process

Brave is a safe place to get curious about your past, present & future. Share your story with ease.

Simply complete our Consultation Form and we will connect you with a therapist who's a great fit!

The Step By Step Process to Getting Started in Therapy!



It's all about finding the right therapist for you!

We have streamlined the process so you can connect with a therapist who's a great fit! At Brave, we know the best predictor of your success in therapy is the connection you have with your therapist. It's ALL about finding someone who is a great fit for you! 

We strive to get you an appointment quickly so you can find immediate relief. 

Getting Started!

Step 1. Complete our brief consultation form

By sharing a little information about yourself, we able to assess which therapist(s) would be a great fit for YOU!  In this brief questionnaire, we are going to gather a little information about your current struggles, goals for therapy, and even your preferred days and times for appointments! 

Step 2. Brave will contact you!

After reviewing your consultation form, our clinical director will contact you by email or phone based on your preference. We will share which therapist we believe with be the best fit. This is also a great time to ask more questions! You'll never be left guessing or confused about our process. 

Step 3. Schedule your first appointment

Once we identify a therapist who's a great fit, we will help you find a day and time which works best for you! Our fantastic client coordinator and office manager Kyle will be happy to assist you.

To schedule and reserve your appointment time we ask you provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Credit/Debit Card  

***Please provide your financial information over the phone to our Care Coordinator & Office Manager, Kyle. You will also be able to re-enter this information into our online client portal. 

Step 4. Complete the intake paperwork

We will send you an email that contains a link to our secure client portal. We ask you to review our practice policies, complete the questionnaires and provide some additional information about yourself. Completing this helps you get started and make progress in your very first session! 

Meet your therapist!

Your first appointment, also known as the Intake Appointment, is 90 minutes. What to learn more about what the First Appointment is like? Click HERE.  During this appointment, we will go over your paperwork, gather additional history and current symptoms, and began to clarify your goals.  

We encourage ALL of our clients to give us feedback! If for any reason you or your therpaist do not think it's a good fit, we are committed to finding you a great therapist you feel connected to.

You don't have to suffer in silence. We ALL need support as in order to heal, grow, and thrive!

Want to know what the First Appointment is like?

Struggling to reach out? The most challenging part of therapy is reaching out & showing up.

Your therapist is human too.

Does beginning therapy scary the holy crap out of you? Yep...that's pretty common.

We get it. Believe it or not, every great therapist has been to therapy. Would you go to a dentist if their teeth were all screwed up and falling out of their face? Would you hire a personal trainer who doesn't regularly workout themselves? Nope. I think not. 

For a therapist, it's the same. It's critical we do our work too. We know what it's like to sit on the other side of the couch and be vulnerable about our feelings and life experiences. We know that feeling of googling countless therapists and reading profiles. We recall the butterflies as we carefully (...or frantically) crafted the email to the therapist asking for an appointment. And the days leading up to the first session as we considered what excuse we could use to get out of going. Yep. Been there, done that. But you know what? Therapy wasn't as scary as my brain was telling me it would be. In fact, I experienced relief. Finally, someone got me! And they were eager to listen. My therapist genuinely cared about me. 

Everyone is a little anxious, if not downright terrified to begin therapy. Why? To some degree, it varies. Diving into why you are hurting is painful. Facing your past, present stressors, and pondering your future goals can feel overwhelming. And then there are extraneous factors such as the time commitment and cost. Or worry about what your friends and family would think. "Should I even tell them?"

There's also this fear of not knowing how to...well...begin. If you've never done this before, you might feel uncertain, comfortable, or even intimidated. It's important you know there is no right or wrong way to engage in therapy.

The most challenging part of therapy for many is reaching out and showing up. 

At Brave, we make the process of getting started as smooth as possible. We know if you're feeling hesitant, it also helps us to be as transpartent. Do you have questions? Contact us today! We are happy to help.   

Interested in connecting with a Brave Therapist?

Complete this free consultation form and we will reach out to let you know which therapist will be a great fit!

We invite you to complete our Consultation Form!

Let's connect and see which therapist is a good fit for you!