Before we begin our work together, it is important to know what your insurance benefits are. To assist you in this process, I have provided a Mental Health Benefits Worksheet for you to complete with your insurance company. Once you have this information, you will then call my billing manager, Kristi, to provide her with your benefits information. Kristi’s number is 509.725.0236 and her office hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm. Please have this all completed prior to your first session.
In our first appointment, I will ask a variety of questions to understand what brought you to therapy. I conduct an initial assessment that summarizes your concerns as well as a brief history. By the end of our initial meeting, I suggest the next steps that will be necessary to begin resolving your life challenges and help you successfully make the changes you want to make. As we continue to work together, we will more clearly define your goals and develop a treatment plan using the latest psychological information available. I encourage you to ask me any questions that you have about the therapy process or my professional experience.
- Please bring with you all of the new client forms. It is important that you have these completed before your session.
- Bring your driver’s license and insurance card. A copy of each will be placed in your clinical record.
- When you arrive, please wait in the lobby and I will be with you within ten (10) minutes of your scheduled session time.
- Your first session (intake) will be 45-50 minutes (“clinical hour”) in length.
- Your future sessions will be the length of a “clinical hour”, less structured with open dialogue and goal focused.
- You have the options to utilize “talk therapy”, Art Therapy, or a combination of both.
- At any time, I want you to feel free to ask me to change my clinical approach if what I am doing is not working for you.
- Know that all sessions are confidential, with the exceptions of crisis interventions needs. Please click here Confidentiality for further information regarding limits and exceptions to confidneity.