Initial Phone Consultation
We'll first schedule an initial phone call of 10-15 minutes for me to get a sense of what you're looking for as well as for you to get a sense of what it's like to speak with me candidly as well as be listened to by me. This gives us both a sense if we're the right professional fit to best meet your needs at this time. If we think there is someone better suited to help you, I'll refer you to another qualified and respected professional.
Before the First Appointment
Once an appointment has been scheduled, you'll receive email confirmation from my secure patient portal along with the necessary forms for you to complete online before your first appointment. The registration covers the information needed to work together successfully. It will include contact and background information, reasons for seeking therapy, current diagnoses, and medications, as well as more details about business practices and policies.
The First Appointment
We'll spend about 50 minutes together to review your expectations, discuss your therapy needs, and most importantly allow time for us to get to know each other and create a working relationship. We'll review your current functioning and relevant past therapy experiences to create an appropriate and useful treatment plan. I'll offer my professional perspective to help you make this decision based on your energy, focus, and well-being in the meeting. Together, we'll identify primary concerns for us to start with and set a time to check in on our progress early on in treatment.
In-Person and Virtual Sessions
Currently, I offer both in-person and virtual psychological services. The availability of in-person services is based on current conditions and guidelines, which may change at any time. It is possible that a return to remote services will be necessary at some point based on consideration of health and safety issues. Such a decision will be made in consultation with you, but the responsibility for making the final determination, based on a careful weighing of the risks and applicable regulations, falls on me. Although insurance reimbursement for teletherapy services may have been mandated during the public health emergency, such mandates may no longer be in effect, and teletherapy may stop being reimbursed by your insurance company.
I remain committed to following prevailing professional healthcare standards to limit the transmission of COVID-19.
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