MAKING AN APPOINTMENT The first step is to text/call 317-775-8797 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss your needs and a little bit about counseling. If we determine we are a good fit for each other, I will send you intake documents and then schedule your appointment. If not, or I don't have availability, I can give you referrals to other therapists.
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 love to use the app for scheduling and for making payments.
Our first session, which is an intake evaluation, will last 60-90 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 diagnosis is and give you something to work on in-between our sessions. We will then schedule a follow up and I’ll expect you to do some skills practice or do homework outside of therapy.
THROUGHOUT TREATMENT Our follow up appointments will last about 45-55 minutes. Couples sessions are usually 90 minutes in the begging and reduced to 60 minutes as things improve. Typically, clients are seen on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The most successful clients come to therapy prepared to talk about what they’re going through, ready to work and with their homework complete. I follow the 80/20 rule in that 80% of your success comes from your willingness to apply the skills you learn from me.
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. As clients near the end of treatment, I am open to sporadic check ins and will welcome most past clients back to treatment at any time, if I have availability. I also understand with busy schedules and finances, we may need to figure out an appointment frequency that works for your life.