You Ask - I Answer
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU’RE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME?
Therapy is all about the relationship developed between two people… feeling comfortable enough to open up about things that may make you feel vulnerable, and trusting the other person to hold this space and keep it safe. Having a good fit is KEY. I encourage people to “shop around” and find the best therapist for them. Sometimes that’s me, and sometimes it isn’t. The best way to tell is to meet together, and have some open communication about the things you might be looking for. On my end, I will also be open and transparent if for any reason I do not think I’d be the best therapist for you. If this happens, I can help you find a therapist who might be better suited to your particular situation.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ABOUT STARTING THERAPY WITH YOU?
All my clients complete an online intake packet before attending their first session- this includes my practice policy information as well as some information about yourself. Most people find the intake questionnaire very helpful to getting started.
The first couple of sessions are typically when we will start to get to know each other. It normally takes few sessions to develop a feel for what our work will be like. It is best if these first sessions happen on a weekly basis. If sessions are further apart to begin with, it is hard to get the needed momentum going.
HOW DO I COMPLETE PAPERWORK PRIOR TO MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT?
After we have confirmed your appointment, you will be sent a welcome email with a link to access and complete your intake paperwork. This is done prior to your first appointment. There you will also find my Notice of Privacy and Confidentiality as well as other documents for you to review.
WHY DO YOU ASK FOR A CREDIT CARD WITH YOUR INTAKE PAPERWORK?
Like most doctors or professionals where you book an appointment time (and even some restaurants where you make reservations), I keep a credit card on file to reserve your time spot. If you do not cancel your appointment with at least 24 hours notice, your credit card will be charged the full session fee.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT? WHAT METHOD DO YOU PREFER?
I take cash, check, and credit cards (including FSA/HSA cards!).