Make an Appointment

How to Schedule

You can make an appointment by either calling the office location directly or filing out our online contact form and we will follow up with you to set an appointment date. Make sure to take a look at the following instructions on how to prepare for your session prior to your arrival.  This will cut down on time in the waiting room and paperwork.

Initial Appointment

A referral is not necessary for an appointment. Clients, parents, and legal guardians can call any of our offices to schedule an initial assessment.


The initial assessment (first appointment) is used to gather information from the client.  The client and the clinician will use the information gathered in the assessment process to develop a plan for treatment. The initial assessment will last approximately one hour.  Clients should arrive 30 minutes ahead of time to complete intake documentation.


Clients should dress comfortably and come with a list of questions or issues to discuss with the clinician. Payment is due at the time of service.

Preparring for an Appointment

Adult Clients

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Please bring your insurance card, your identification, and your copayment (cash, check or debit/credit/hsa). If you are not the main insured, please be prepared to provide information about the main insured person.  Also please be prepared to tell us about any medications you are taking and who is prescribing them as well as your primary care physician information.


WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?

The first appointment is called the "assessment" where we discuss and gather essential historical and behavioral information that is necessary for an accurate assessment of your condition.  We respectfully request you leave all children at home or with a caregiver as we need to focus entirely on you. From this point, your therapist can give you information on a suspected diagnosis and treatment recommendations.  At the following session, your treatment plan will be developed by you and your clinician and reviewed and signed by you.


Child / Adolescent Clients

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Please bring your insurance card, your identification, and your copayment (cash, check or debit/credit/hsa).   If you are not the primary party or individual insured, please be prepared to provide information about the primary insured individual or party.  Also, please be prepared to provide information regarding the client's primary care provider, a list of medications, and information regarding the client's prescribing providers.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Both the legal guardian and the child/adolescent client need to be present for the first session. This allows us to gather essential historical and behavioral information that is necessary for an accurate assessment of your child.  The clinician will meet with both the child/adolescent client and the guardian during the assessment.  Based on the preference of the clinician, the child and/or parent may be seperated for part of the session to assist in rapport building and gathering pertinent informtion.  During the first session, the clinician will complete an assessment and discuss preliminary diagnosis and possible treatment recommendations with the client and legal guardian.  Upon completing the assessment, the therapist will create goals for treatment, also known as a treatment plan.  The clinician, the client, and the client's legal guardian will review and sign the treatment plan on the second visit.