Getting Started & Important Forms
I know that just the thought of walking into a therapist's office can be daunting, and I hope to make this process as easy for you as possible for you. Coming to therapy for the first time, or again, is a big decision and I want I want you to know that you are respected throughout the process. I want therapy to be a helpful, and I strongly believe in the idea to "do no more harm."
Initial Intake Assessment (60 Minutes): Client's first meeting is typically reserved for an initial intake session. If you are a family or couple seeking therapy, an individual client will be identified for billing purposes. At this time, basic information and paperwork including a consent for treatment, insurance information, the HIPPA consent, releases of information, etc. will be completed. Please be sure to bring your insurance card(s) with you at this first session. You are encouraged to print off the needed forms for your first session and bring them with you. If you are unable to complete them ahead of time, or would like to do so prior to your appointment, please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time and complete the forms in the waiting area. The forms will be in a packet on the table in the lobby. I will come out to greet you as soon as possible.
Individual Therapy (45-52 Minutes): The focus of this session is to work with an individual and focus on his/her needs. This is a one-on-one process. I will work with you to resolve what has brought you to therapy and through the rapport building process, we will face things together instead of you having to carry them alone. Quick updates regarding children/teens are welcomed by parents to help ensure that I am getting the full picture of how the week has gone, however, the focus of an individual session is the client!
Family Therapy (53-60 minutes): Often through the individual process, family and couple issues are identified and more work is helpful to address family/couple issues to improve the overall quality of life for the family. These sessions allow family members to support each other, build communication, and to work together to resolve matters.
All forms are now digital. Forms will be sent to you following an initial conversation, which will allow potential clients and Kim to determine if moving forward with therapy together is a good fit for your needs and Kim's therapy skill set. Once a potential client and Kim have decided to work together, forms will be sent to your email.