Your First Visit

When you call to schedule your first appointment, you will receive a link in your email to begin the intake process. You will be asked to complete information about the reason for your visit and to electronically sign required consent forms and notices. If you are bringing a child to the appointment, the parent will need to complete the intake questionnaire for the child. If you are bringing an adolescent, please have the adolescent complete the intake questionnaire and the parent or guardian will then complete the remaining consent forms. You will also be asked to enter a credit card number which will be placed on file, and each of your sessions will be charged to this card. This information must be completed at least 48 hours prior to your first appointment in order to hold your scheduled appointment.

For instructions on how to access the patient portal CLICK HERE.

If you have an upcoming teletherapy appointment and would like more information on what equipment you need to log in, and how to join your online appointment at the scheduled time, CLICK HERE.

What to bring for your first session:

  • Insurance card
  • Driver’s license
  • Divorce decree or custody agreement (if the client is a minor and his/her parents are separated/divorced)

A parent or legal guardian must attend the first session with a minor client. If you are bringing a child or teen for a therapy appointment, please talk to them about what they can expect in therapy. Click HERE for suggestions on how you can have this conversation with them. If you and the child’s parent are divorced or separated, we will need a copy of the custody orders or divorce decree that outlines the current role of each parent in the child’s life. The therapist is there to listen to the child/teen and to help the child/teen meet his/her goals. The goal of therapy is NOT to change the child’s behaviors to make them more tolerable to others. Your child’s therapist will work to build your child’s trust so that therapy can become a safe place. Your child’s therapist will commit to notifying you immediately if your child is at imminent risk of self-harm. Occasionally, the therapist may wish to involve a parent in therapy. However, we ask that no other children or siblings attend the session, as this tends to significantly interfere in the therapy process.