Inner Wisdom Counseling

Linda Najjar, Ph.D.
Individual Counseling

 

 

Individual Psychotherapy can help by providing you with a safe space where you can collaborate with a trained psychologist to discuss any personal difficulties you might be having and various ways of approaching or reducing those difficulties. I feel that everyone has a journey through life that has ups and downs. Every now and then we might need a little extra help to get us through a difficult time. It can often help to get a trained professional’s perspective.

Sessions will begin on the hour at the time of your scheduled appointment, unless it is your first appointment and you need to come early to fill out paperwork. Sessions will last 45 minutes. Please arrive on time so that we may begin on time and use the full 45 minutes. If you need to cancel your appointment or change your appointment time, please call as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours ahead of time to avoid a "no show" fee.

If you are scheduled for a first visit, we will meet for an initial session.

Our goals for the initial session will be to:

  • Understand your reasons for coming in to counseling and any difficulties you might be facing.

  • Gather some background and history information so that your situation can be understood within a context.

  • Develop goals for psychotherapy.

  • And most importantly, get to know one another and ensure that we are a good fit and your goals can be met.

Preparation for initial visit:

You will need to fill out Initial Paperwork.

  • You may print out online paperwork that you have filled out and come 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. To do so, please click on above tab labeled "Paperwork." 

OR

  • You may come 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to fill out paperwork in the waiting room.

Inside the waiting room you will find a front desk with a clipboard of paperwork instructing to you fill out the paperwork. If it's your first visit and you have not filled it out at home, please fill it out in the waiting room.

Individual Psychotherapy after initial session:

After we determine the goals that are most appropriate for you, we will work on attaining those goals. I will ask that you come prepared to each session with what you would like to discuss during that session, keeping in mind our overall goals for counseling. Of course we can modify treatment goals as need be. I also ask that you collaborate in treatment by being an active participant, trying out new ideas for coping or ways of thinking, and providing ongoing feedback about how the therapeutic relationship is going. It is important to me that you are getting what you need out of coming to counseling. I encourage feedback from you, and I suggest that we periodically touch in about our progress and goals. 

 

For ADOLESCENTS:
I ask that parents/guardians complete the items that your child may not know, provide your signature (s) as appropriate, and then provide the paperwork to your child to complete the rest of it so that s/he may fill out their own symptoms. All parents/guardians who have custody or decision making power must sign the paperwork.

For COUPLES:
I ask that you each fill out a form.


Inner Wisdom Counseling, L.L.C., Dr. Linda Najjar
11005 Spain Rd. NE, Suite 10, Albuquerque, NM 87111; Ph: 505-306-4144
Serving Albuquerque and surrounding area.

 

 Key Words: Albuquerque Counseling, Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselor, Therapist, Psychologist 

 

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