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Deciding to start the journey of seeking therapy is not a simple task; it involves a series of daunting and overwhelming steps. Once the brave decision to seek help has been made, a new set of challenges come into play. Questions begin to surface, such as who accepts your insurance, which therapists have availability for appointments, if the therapist is the right match for you, and how long the waiting period will be before you can begin therapy. This whirlwind of uncertainty can heighten your anxiety levels. Making it to that crucial first session requires a significant amount of trust and determination, but hopefully, we can offer some comfort by shedding light on the therapy process you are about to embark on.

When you decide to reach out to us for assistance, whether it be through a phone call or an email request, our team will engage you in a series of inquiries to gain a deeper understanding of your individual needs. One of the primary questions that we typically ask revolves around your insurance coverage. This is a vital step in the process, as our therapists may belong to different networks, signifying that one therapist might accept your insurance while another may not. Given the prevalent financial strain that many individuals are experiencing in today’s world, addressing insurance coverage upfront can help alleviate some of the financial stress commonly associated with therapy, even before delving into more personal matters during sessions.

As we progress in our collaboration, we will gradually explore the specific challenges you are currently encountering and dive deep into the underlying reasons that led to your decision to seek professional help. We acknowledge and respect the fact that opening up about these personal struggles can be a daunting and intimate process for you, especially since you are still in the initial phases of getting to know us both as individuals and as a service provider.

It is of utmost importance that we carefully and thoughtfully match you with a therapist who possesses the necessary expertise and experience to effectively address your unique needs. This meticulous matching process not only helps to prevent the need for switching therapists down the road but also ensures that you do not find yourself in a situation where you do not feel connected or are not benefitting from the therapeutic experience. We want to assure you that any information you choose to share with us will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and used solely for the purpose of recommending a suitable therapist. Our primary goal is to create a safe, secure, and non-judgmental space for you to work through your challenges.

Following the collection of all the essential information, we will move forward by presenting you with a therapist who best aligns with your unique requirements and preferences. In many instances, we may have multiple therapists who could potentially be a good fit for you. We will provide you with this information and encourage you to ask any questions you may have about these therapists. Whether you are inquiring about their availability, the types of therapy sessions they offer, or even the location of their office, please feel free to ask. Additionally, we offer written and video biographies of our therapists on our website for you to review at your own pace.


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Ideally, we will be able to set you up and schedule you for an appointment right away. However, in many cases, our providers are booked and we may have to place you on a waitlist. The length of time you will be on the waitlist can vary depending on who you are matched with and how flexible your schedule is. Typically, evening sessions in the office have the longest wait times. Please keep in mind that waitlist times are only estimates and while we strive to be as transparent as possible, we cannot guarantee an exact timeframe.

Now is the time to get your appointment set up and scheduled!

To begin the process of setting up your appointment, we will require some essential demographic details from you so that we can properly bill your insurance company for our services. Along with this information, we will also the information on your insurance card to verify coverage. Moreover, we will establish a personalized client portal for you within the Simple Practice platform. This online portal will enable you to conveniently fill out all necessary intake forms electronically, thereby eliminating the inconvenience of arriving early to complete paperwork in our waiting area. Although completing paperwork may appear cumbersome, it is crucial for us to collect pertinent information about you to provide the best possible care. Should you have any inquiries or apprehensions regarding the paperwork, our dedicated team is readily available to offer support and guidance. It is important to note that we are unable to secure your appointment slot until all required paperwork has been submitted and processed in advance.

In your first session with your provider, whether it be in person or through a virtual platform, you can expect to cover a wide range of topics. Each therapist has their own unique way of conducting therapy sessions, so it is important to keep an open mind and be receptive to their approach. Before delving into the specifics of your treatment plan, your therapist will take the time to carefully review the paperwork you have provided. This paperwork may include details about your medical history, any past experiences with therapy, and other relevant background information. After thoroughly examining your paperwork, your therapist will ask you additional questions to gain a more comprehensive understanding of your concerns and goals. By actively listening to your responses, the therapist aims to establish a solid foundation for the therapeutic relationship. Using this information, they will collaborate with you to set realistic and achievable treatment goals. Furthermore, your therapist will offer recommendations on the frequency of sessions and the expected length of treatment in order to ensure that you make optimal progress and achieve success in your therapy journey. Additionally, they will provide you with the best ways to reach them and how to schedule future sessions.

In addition to thoroughly discussing the crucial concept of informed consent, the conversation also delves into the various expectations that individuals may hold when entering into a specific agreement or relationship. This comprehensive exploration of expectations aims to guarantee that all parties involved are aligning their thoughts and assumptions, ensuring that everyone has a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. This proactive approach to addressing expectations helps to prevent misunderstandings or conflicts from arising in the future, ultimately fostering a more harmonious and productive relationship. By carefully addressing both informed consent and expectations, individuals can make well-informed decisions, establish clear boundaries, and cultivate healthy interactions with others.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have or express any concerns that are on your mind. It is important for us to address any doubts or uncertainties you may have in order to provide you with the best possible care and support. We value your input and want to ensure that you feel heard and understood throughout your journey.

While it is ideal to establish a connection with your healthcare provider from the start, building a strong rapport and level of trust takes time. We encourage you to trust the process and give yourself the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with your provider. However, if you feel that your current provider is not the right fit for you, there is no need to worry. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we will work with you to transition to another provider within our practice or provide you with referrals to other healthcare professionals in the area.

Regardless of the circumstances, our ultimate goal is to offer you the support you need as you navigate through your healthcare journey. By understanding more about the process and what to expect, we hope that you will feel more at ease when reaching out to us for assistance. We want you to feel confident and empowered when making the decision to schedule an appointment or seek help.

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