I am looking forward to working with you. To prepare for our first meeting, there are just a few things that I ask you to do so that we can make the most of this session and begin the process of helping you to achieve your goals. Click on the “Client Information Form” and “Service Agreement” links below and print each.
Please read these instructions carefully. It will help me to move more quickly toward helping you!
Client Information Form: Please click on the “Client Information Form” link below and print. Complete each of the items on this form. If you have questions about an item, skip over it and we can discuss it when you meet. If you are coming for couple counseling, each of you should complete your own form. This information is very important to our work together, so please take the time to complete fully.
Service Agreement: Please click on the “Service Agreement” link below and print. Please take the time to review this document carefully. I know that it is lengthy but your thorough reading of this agreement will be very helpful to each of us as it describes what you and I can expect from one another in the counseling relationship. There are several areas within the Agreement for you to place your initials and to date within this agreement. At the end of the agreement, you will see an area to print and sign your name, followed by the date.
Couples Counseling: If you are seeking couple counseling, only one printed Service Agreement is needed. Each one of you should initial and date where indicated as well as print each of your names and sign.
Your First Appointment: Bring both completed forms to the first session. Come in to the waiting area, have a seat and relax. I will come to get you at the time of your appointment.
Insurance: You will likely find it helpful to call your insurance company’s member services representative to discuss your deductible, copay and coinsurance information to determine the amount that you will be responsible for at each session. Make sure that you tell them that it is for psychotherapy services so as to avoid confusion on their end. If you are coming for couple counseling, use the term family psychotherapy rather than couple counseling or marital counseling.
Privacy Practices: I am required by law to provide you with a copy of my privacy practices for you to keep. You will find a link to this document below. In the Client Service Agreement, your signature will attest that you have received a copy of this.