Appointment Information

Prior to your first appointment, you will have a brief telephone conversation with our office manager, Vickie. She will ask a few questions to obtain general contact and insurance information. She will further explain the treatment model used by our therapist and answer any other questions at that time. When determined which therapist best suits your needs, Vickie will schedule your appointments or offer suggestions for other resources. Once an established client you will be sent a link to create an account for our client portal. Here you will be able to request an appointment at your convenience. Forms that can be downloaded and brought to the first appointment are:

Request Appointment

Common Questions

What can I expect in a therapy session?

A session for adults and adolescents lasts 50 minutes. For children the session is generally 45 minutes. For therapy to “work,” you must be an active participant, both in and outside of the therapy session.

What kinds of people go to a therapist?

All kinds—children, teenagers, adults and families.  The purpose of therapy is to help a person or family improve their overall satisfaction with their life.  For some people, therapy gives them tools to help them deal with specific life changes such as teenagers leaving home, divorce, death, job loss, chronic illness, etc.  For others, therapy is helpful for dealing with more long-term difficulties such as depression, anxiety or a more chronic form of mental illness.

What if I don’t know what my goals are for therapy?

Your therapist will help you to identify appropriate goals. During the course of therapy your goals may change. However, establishing a direction will help you get the most out of the experience.

What kinds of records are kept and how is my privacy protected?

Written records are kept in compliance with federal and state law and professional mandate. Such information includes basic contact information (i.e., name, address, phone numbers, emergency contact information), clerical information related to billing and insurance (i.e., social security number, insurance policy numbers), and progress notes and treatment records.