*What do I bring to the first appointment?
Please print and complete the Intake Form, which can be found on the Printable Documents section of the website. Also, if anyone under the age of 18 is participating in therapy please print and complete the Consent to Treat a Minor Form. A legal guardian must give consent for therapy. Anyone under the age of 18 participating in group therapy must also have a legal guardian complete the Consent to Treat a Minor Form.
It is also helpful to bring a complete list of current medications to the first appointment.
*What can I expect during the initial assessment?
During the first 1-2 sessions, we will discuss the reasons that brought you into therapy. We will address specific therapeutic goals, assess current symptoms (sleep, mood, stress, relationships, etc), and you will also complete a few forms of general information, understanding of confidentiality, as well as a fee agreement.
*How often should I come to therapy, and how long will I be in therapy?
Depending on your specific therapeutic goals we will discuss the frequency of sessions (typically clients will start coming to therapy once per week, but may only come once every two weeks). The length of time an individual, couple, or family participates in therapy is dependent on their therapeutic needs - for some it may only be 6-8 weeks, for others it may be much longer. All of this will be discussed with each person who attends therapy.
*What are the rates for therapy? What form of payment is accepted?
Initial Intake Session - $90
50 Minute Session - $75
Group Sessions - $25 per person per class, plus the cost of related books and materials
(For those who are interested in therapy but may have financial limitations, please call for additional information to see if you may qualify for a sliding scale fee based on your income.)
Therapy services may be paid for by using - cash, check**, or credit card (American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard) **A $30 service charge will apply for all returned checks
Cancellation Policy - If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give at least a 24-hour notice or a full session fee will be applied ($75).
*Can I use my insurance?
Although I do not accept insurance, I can offer you invoices and diagnostic information so that you may try to file with your insurance to possibly receive reimbursement, which is based on your insurance policy. I would advise any client to check with their personal insurance company for details prior to the first session.