People turn to therapy for many reasons, sometimes from a recommendation from a medical provider or psychiatrist or upon concern from friends and family. Just as the reasons vary, your path to access services may vary. I will do my best to meet your needs and am happy to collaborate with your support system to provide the best possible care.
There can be many barriers to getting an appointment, including hesitation about your specific needs, commute and schedules; what’s important is talking to someone who understands what you’re going through and finding someone who can help you make a plan to feel better. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss what has been going on in your life recently and determine if I am the best therapist for your needs. Please call me at 206-486-6167 to start set up your consultation now.
Our initial appointment will include an evaluation of your symptoms, a brief exploration of past events that may be relevant to your current situation, and setting an initial plan for working together. I often provide short term treatment, but am open to working together for longer periods upon patient request.
All new patients are required to fill out some initial paperwork as part of starting therapy – I make every effort to simplify the process! I can send out the initial intake paperwork through a secure client portal. Some of the forms are provided to you on the website so you can review them ahead of time.
Disclosure Statement – This is a comprehensive document outlining my background, training, treatment modalities, and policies for my practice. All new patients are required to review and agree to the terms and conditions in this document prior to beginning care.
HIPAA Compliance – An outline and reference for your privacy and protection
Release of Information (ROI) – This form gives permission for providers to speak with one another and provide wrap around care for your treatment
Insurance Checklist – Help verifying I am a covered under your insurance network