The following documents provide useful information about my practice. Please review them before our first session:
- Information for Clients Handout: This form outlines my practice policies and my approach to therapy.
- Notice of Privacy Practices: As per HIPAA, this document describes the manner in which your confidential health information will be handled.
Please complete the following documents and bring them to your first session:
Forms for Adults:
Forms for Children:
- Child Intake Information Form
- Affirmation of Parental Right to Seek Treatment
*Parents who are separated or divorced, or are planning to separate or divorce, please also complete the following form: Agreement for Separated or Divorced Parents
Additional information that may be of interest:
- Client Bill of Rights
- Information you have a right to know: A list of questions you may want to ask me or any other therapist before deciding to work together
- Limits of the therapy relationship
- Insurance Coverage Questions: This form has questions to ask your insurance carrier to determine your benefits. I encourage you to obtain this information before your first session if you plan to submit for reimbursement of therapy charges.
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Few things are more stressful than natural disasters. They are unpredictable, often happen with little notice or time for preparation, and feel completely out of our control. For this reason, I often use the “hurricane example” when teaching stress management techniques—particularly the importance of differentiating what you can and cannot control, making a plan to control what you can, and coping with the emotions of what you can’t.
Are you and anxious parent? I know what it’s like to lay awake at night worrying. Do you? Worrying about whether you’re doing the right thing for your kids or doing enough for your kids. You might be worrying about your child’s future and how they will be able to make it in this world, or how they will be judged by others.
Ok, I know a bowl of beets isn't as appetizing as a box of chocolates, but bear with me here. The other day I had beets that someone had given me that I wanted to use before they went bad. So I found a recipe and spent a good 30 minutes preparing this beet dish. Now I should mention that I have a long-standing mental-block against beets.