Contents © 2011 Christopher Mundale, Ph.D.

Christopher Mundale, Ph.D. CA LIC PSY 16147

Getting Started

If this is your first time seeking the services of a therapist, you probably wonder what to do next.

The answer is simple: the next step is to give me a call to set up a first appointment and to answer any other questions you might have. If you’re still having trouble deciding on a particular therapist, you might benefit from checking out the article on the left, provided by the American Psychological Association. There’s some great advice about what to look for in a therapist.


If you decide to call me, I’ll ask for a brief description of the problem you or your child are having. We’ll schedule a time for our initial session, discuss insurance or payment options, and make sure you know how to get here.

What is the first appointment like?

I share an office suite with two other psychologists. When you enter, there will be a small amount of paperwork to fill out. (To save time, you can download and fill out the forms on the left.) A button by the door will alert me that you are here.


Our initial meeting runs about 50 minutes, and I’ll spend most of that time asking about you and your life, to better understand who you are as a person beyond just the problem that brings you in to my office. Feel free to bring any extra information, such as psychological testing, school records, etc.

“How To Choose A Therapist”

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