Research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy indicates that “fit” between therapist and client is among the most potent predictors of success in therapy. The initial 1-2 sessions provide an opportunity for me to gain in-depth information about you and assess how well my skills match your needs. This period also provides ample time for you to ask any questions about the therapeutic approaches that I will suggest and to assess my recommendations. If we decide at the end of this session(s) that I am not the right therapist for you I will help you find a therapist that better meets your needs.
Research on the effectiveness of marital therapy suggests that “fit” between therapist and BOTH members of the couple is an important predictor of success. The early sessions of therapy will involve a combination of individual and couples sessions to gain important information on the state of the relationship and to assess what each member of the couple most desires from the relationship. The overall goal of the initial phase of treatment is to identify and agree upon a joint set of goals for marital therapy. If we decide at the end of the initial treatment phase that I am not the right therapist for you I will help you find a therapist that better meets your needs.
Please complete the following forms prior to the first session.
This document contains important information about my professional services and business policies. Specifically, it describes the services I provide, limits of confidentiality, payment procedures and other matters regarding treatment. Please read the document carefully and sign where indicated, if you consent. The Treatment Contract will become part of the clinical record.
This form provides me an efficient method for gaining information about your background and allows more during session time for you to talk about the reasons why you are seeking therapy at this time.
If desired, completion of this form indicates that you consent for me to consult with family members and/or other providers whom you specifically name on the form. Please complete one form for each individual and/or agency.
This form provides you with information regarding your rights related to Protected Health Information (PHI). The form is informational only.