I require new clients to complete all intake paperwork before confirming your first appointment and require a credit card to remain on file. You will be sent all intake paperwork electronically, through my electronic health record, Simple Practice. If all intake paperwork is not complete within 2 weeks, I free up your slot to the next person on my waitlist.
Simple Practice is the Electronic Health Record I use to document our encounters. Clients can use the portal for scheduling and for making payments.
Our first session, which is an intake evaluation, will last 55-minutes. I will ask you questions about what brought you in and what you’re hoping to accomplish through counseling. I will let you know at that meeting what your suspected diagnosis is and treatment recommendations.. I recommend having several appointments scheduled in advance, as I stay very booked out.
THROUGHOUT TREATMENT Our follow up appointments will last about 45-55 minutes. Couples sessions are usually 55 minutes. Typically, clients are seen on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. I also understand with busy schedules and finances, we may need to figure out an appointment frequency that works for your life.
The most successful clients come to therapy prepared to talk about what they’re going through, ready to work and practicing skills/following up on what we discussed in sessions. I follow the 80/20 rule in that 80% of your success comes from your willingness to apply the skills you learn in session or from homework.
Throughout our sessions we will check in on your progress and discuss your treatment plan together. I always strive to collaborate on your care. You know you better than anyone and your opinion matters in your treatment.
As you progress, we reduce the frequency of appointments and work towards you not needing me anymore.
BILLING All services will be billed at the time of service to your on file credit card. You can learn more about me fees here.
DISABILITY OR CUSTODY CASES I will not complete paperwork for long or short term disability until I have seen a client a minimum of 4 sessions. You will be expected to continue ongoing care after paperwork is completed.
I am unable to assist with custody cases and/or contentious divorce cases, as I am not a Certified Custody Evaluator. If subpoenaed, I am unlikely to be able to provide the information you are looking for.