What to Expect

Scheduling an Appointment

When you call or email to schedule an appointment, we will discuss your concerns and questions.  After setting a time for your first appointment, I will send you a link to my secure client portal where you can review the consent forms and complete an intake questionnaire prior to coming to your first appointment. I will go over the policies and consent information in the first session and answer any questions you have about the forms. 

Finding my office

My practice is the Wellness Collaborative located at 104 W. 12th Street, Suite B. The building is on the southeast corner of 12th and Yale and our suite is on the 2nd floor.  From Yale Street, there is an entrance to the parking lot across from the blue glass panels. There is also parking along 12th street.

When you arrive please be seated in the waiting room. I will meet you at the time of your appointment.

What to Expect at the First Session

Couples complete a comprehensive evaluation that will point to the strengths of the relationship as well identify problems that can be addressed in treatment. For couples therapy, the intake process includes a joint assessment session as well as an individual session for each partner.  The first session begins with both partners helping me understand what is bringing you in for treatment. I will also gather information about your background and history to help make sense your current struggles within the broader context of your life experiences, family, and culture. I will provide you with questionnaires to complete as part of the intake. Lastly, we will schedule a time for me to meet with each partner separately to gather individual background and history.

Frequency of Sessions

Research shows that having more frequent couples sessions in the beginning of therapy and spacing them out as couples make progress helps couples to make greater gains in their relationship and to maintain them over time. Typically, couples attend sessions weekly for approximately 6 sessions or until they are out of crisis. At that point, we may begin to cut back the frequency of sessions from weekly to every other week.



104 W. 12th Street Suite B
Houston, TX 77008

DrSpiller@heightscouplestherapy.com
(713) 789-4342

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