First Meeting

What to expect:   One of the best predictors of effective therapy is whether there is a good “fit” between the client and therapist. Our first meeting is a chance to see if you feel comfortable with me and my approach to therapy. The beginning of our first session will be spent covering issues such as confidentiality, billing, and the therapy process.

Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about my training, experience, or approach. For my part, I want to hear about your particular concerns and needs, to see if I am a good fit for you. If so, then we will schedule additional sessions in which I will ask you some in-depth questions about your background and current concerns and we will formulate treatment goals together.

If you need an area of expertise that I do not have, or a more intensive level of treatment, I will offer you recommendations for other professionals in the area.

Before We Meet

Forms:  I will need some information from you at the beginning of our first session.   Copies of intake forms, HIPAA forms, and therapy agreement  are available by a link on this page for your convenience. You can download them, read them, and fill them out before coming to the office.  We can discuss any questions you may have when we meet.

Contact Information

Information about Therapy

HIPAA PHI notice

If you can’t download the forms or if you simply prefer to fill them out at our first appointment, they will be available on a clipboard in the waiting room prior to your initial session. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so that you can look over the forms before the session begins.