First Step

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
-- Confucius

At our first session, I will focus on your concerns, what brought you into
therapy at this time, and any other contributing factors.

I will ask questions to clarify my understanding of your concerns, and to
get you to begin thinking differently about your situation.

We'll discuss your goals and expectations,
and how you will know when things are better.

My intent will be to help you get "unstuck" from psychological problems,
become the best healer and problem-solver you can be, and
restore your self-respect, self-worth, and self-mastery.

I want to offer you hope and reassurance that viable solutions exist, and
help you see problems as challenges to change.

I will work with you to transfer therapeutic insight and understanding into
action to create meaningful changes in your life and relationships.

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Therapy offers many "gifts", including anxiety reduction, depression relief, clarity,
reassurance, hope and faith, goal setting, and new and better coping skills.

In order for progress to be made in therapy, you must feel that we are a good match;
that you can trust me and feel safe enough to share your innermost concerns.

Research has consistently shown that this therapeutic alliance is
vital to helping you resolve your problems.

If you decide you would like to work with me, we can schedule your first appointment.

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If possible, before your first session, please review:

Then download, print, and complete the following set of:

If you decide to wait to review and complete the forms at my office, please arrive before our scheduled appointment to allow time to do so.  You may wait until we meet in person to sign the forms so that we can discuss any questions or concerns you may have first.


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Janis B. Rice ~ Licensed Professional Counselor
16850 Saturn Lane ~ Suite 100 ~ Houston, Texas 77058
Phone: 281.538.8008 ~ Email:

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