Our experience has taught us that establishing a clear roadmap at the outset of our work is essential for success. After an initial session with parents, a session or two with the child or family follows. If indicated, a school observation may be conducted. Following these first few sessions, parents again meet with the therapist to discuss initial impressions, recommendations, and a plan for treatment. This plan may include co-created treatment goals and an agreement between you and your therapist for a tailored combination of sessions, which may include your child or teen, the parent(s), and/or the child and parent(s) together.