In the first session we complete paperwork, discuss confidentiality, and begin to hear your story. In the second session, we continue the story and begin to identify strengths and areas of focus for the counseling. By the third and fourth session, we will have a shared understanding of goals for the counseling and identify a plan for how to get there. Continued sessions will focus on meeting your goals, discussing progress, and deciding if we need to change or add goals, or if you are done with counseling. Counseling is an investment of time, energy, and money, and your resources are respected. Part of the inspiration for the name Pace came from the client determining the pace and the counselor being a willing and skilled guide or pacer.