Appointments / Sessions
When you request an appointment, we will coordinate and confirm a time with you for your appointment.
If this will be your first session with us, please complete our New Client Intake Form prior to your visit so that we can maximize the time of your initial visit.
The first session is an Initial Intake Consultation. We allocate up to 90-minutes for this session. We ask that you download and complete our New Client Intake Form prior to your arrival and bring the completed form with you. During this appointment we will discuss the reason for your visit, review the completed New Client Intake Form, identify your goals, and treatment options. We will also discuss with you our treatment model philosophy and how it may be applied to your situation.
By the end of the session, together we will determine if we are able to provide the care you need and assist you in accomplishing your goals. If we agree to move forward together, we will schedule a follow-up session. However, should it be determined that we are unable to meet your care needs or assist you in accomplishing your goals, we may recommend another treatment provider or service that would be more effective for you and/or guide you towards treatment providers offered by your insurance provider.
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
- Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
- If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.
- The case file is court ordered by a judge.