Some people find it helpful in anticipating their first therapy session to get a sense of what it might be like. I work in the here and now to address the issues that are problematic for clients and bring in historical information as neeI'm pretty straightforward and am usually a good match with clients who want someone who is empathetic but but ded.
I borrow from a variety of modalities based on what fits for you and our working relationship. These modalities include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive, Narrative and EMDR.
A typical session with me would involve talking about how things have been going for you since your last session, what stressors came up, what worked to fight against them and what didn't. From that discussion we would work on developing more skills and tactics to add to your "tool kit" so you can attend to stressful events with a sense of capability or control over your response.