WHAT TO EXPECT
First of all, congratulations on making yourself a priority! You’re halfway there, just acknowledging that you’d like to create positive change in your life. You deserve it, so . . . well done!
And, secondly, I'd like to acknowledge that this can be a scary process. Hey, I've been there, and I know how it feels to open up to someone who is (at least, initially) a complete stranger. It's a bit like jumping into the swimming pool. Initially, there's a bit of a shock, because the water feels cold, but without even consciously realizing it, your body adapts and it's a very comfortable, and comforting, feeling. It just feels good.
So, with that being said . . . let's move on . . .
We’ll schedule a complimentary phone call so that we may get to know each other a little, and so you may share your reason for wanting support. If we decide to move forward, we’ll schedule an appointment and I’ll send you additional information in a secure email. This information will include:
The contact information for my insurance billing agency, should you decide to submit your claim to Medicare. Please know that I’m only accepting “traditional” Medicare and private pay clients at this time. That said, I am happy to provide an "out of network" bill for your to submit to your insurance company so that you may be reimbursed, if your plan qualifies you for mental health support.
A link to access Client admission forms, which require your signature/response before our initial visit
A confirmation for your appointment
During our first visit, we’ll review the forms you completed, go over consents, and then dig into the issues that are creating challenges. Working collaboratively, we’ll come up with a treatment and action plan to make sure you’re getting the most out of your therapy experience. Please know that “change is an inside job,” even with the support of a therapist, and I will assign homework that’s designed to help you achieve your goals.
Finally, understand that it may take a little time for us to mutually decide that we're a good fit for each other. I ask my clients commit to a minimum of three visits. This gives me a chance to gain an understanding of the best way to support you, and it gives you an opportunity to decide if my approach to counseling/therapy supports your specific needs.