WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Nervous? That's normal.
I I understand how difficult the decision is to seek out treatment.
But you’ve made that first step. So what’s the next one?
First, recognize that therapy is a relationship.
In fact, one of the most important aspects of therapy is establishing a relationship. And just like any relationship, it starts with getting to know you.
Our first session is about building rapport and trust. We’ll talk about what you want to get out of therapy. Your goals, expectations and preferences for how to proceed. Think about these things before you come. Come with a list of questions. Or email me a list of them prior to the session.
And if you’re not sure what to ask? That’s okay. We’ll figure it out together. That’s what I’m here for. To guide you.
If you're interested in setting up a session with me, head over to my Contact page. When you email, please provide some basic information on why you are seeking therapy and what your schedule looks like. If you call, please leave a message with your full name and number and the best time to reach you. I will normally return calls within a few hours. And remember, all contact with me is confidential!
Once we set up a day and time for our first session, I will email you my Consent and HIPPA forms. These are similar to what you would fill out to see a medical doctor. I ask that you bring your signed forms to the first session, as this will save time during that session. It is important that if you have any questions about anything on the forms that you speak with me before signing.
My office is located within the Patterson Park Medical Center in Canton. This building is attached to a Rite Aid and there is plenty of free parking in the lot.
Once you arrive, I will greet you in the waiting area at the time of our session. Please bring any questions with you to that first session or feel free to email any questions prior to the session.
Please do not forget to bring a check or cash to pay for your session.
Update for March 2020-????: I am currently seeing clients virtually using the HIPAA compliant telehealth program Doxy. Some clients request I use FaceTime and I am able to accommodate them as well. Clients can provide payment via VENMO or Zelle.