FORMS to bring to your first Session

                         UPDATED March 17,2019

Please click on Forms for Signature (below) to read about my policies. The documents include important information about your confidentiality, about your rights as a client, about my social media policy and about my treatment philosophy. If you have questions after reading these forms, please bring them up when we meet.
Please bring the signed Acknowledgment of Notifications, the Client Information Form and if you are interested in working with your body, the Body  Waiver Form, to our first session.

forms for signature

Some of what we might cover in a  telephone conversation, as we explore the possibility of our working together :
For Individual Therapy:
what are your Concerns about starting therapy?
Are you looking to invest in a finite number of sessions or a long term therapeutic relationship?
Are you more present-focused, or do you want to explore your past?
What therapy has worked, or not worked in the past?

Are you committed to the process?
I will assign Therapy homework which helps the process of therapy. What are your thoughts about therapy homework?

For group process:
Do you connect with the group theme?
Do your goals match the goals for the group?
What are the reasons why this group might not be a good fit?
We will discuss how this group might benefit you. 
I will describe the purpose, goals, and homework of the group.
Identify the time and date of the group.
Explore any concerns about being in a group.
We might problem solve any barriers (transportation, money)
Reconfirm commitment to attend the session, whether individual or group.
Review the date and time when you will start.