You've taken the first - and one of the most difficult - steps in this journey: admitting that you need help and making the first appointment. This page is designed to walk you through what happens between now and the first session.
You may go ahead and print and fill out the intake paperwork (see the links for Client Intake Form - Adult and Informed Consent below); this allows us more time to talk during the initial visit. Should you prefer to wait, I have hard copies of these forms you may request upon arrival. My office is located at 2917 Millwood Avenue, Suite B, which is just across from Epworth Children's Home; there is a large parking lot just to the left of our building. While I work in a practice that is a group of independent, solo therapists please note that I do not have an admin assistant; when clients arrive, I ask them to make themselves comfortable in the waiting area and I will be out at the time of the appointment to greet them. We offer refreshments in our waiting area and restrooms can be located in the back hall of the building. I ask that you bring questions about the paperwork, me or the process of therapy with you to the first session.
The following are forms for you to read; you are welcome to print a copy for yourself or I have office copies available.
- What You Need to Know About Counseling
- What You Need to Know About Your Counselor
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, or an individual or couples therapist, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information:
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