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creating brighter futures!

What are first (Intake) sessions like?                    

 

An intake session is a bit different from regular sessions, as there is a lot of information to gather in a short amount of time. During the first session, your therapist will be working to form an accurate understanding of the current concern(s), relationships, history, and other important areas that will help with building an appropriate care plan.

 

 

How long are the sessions?

                       

Traditional sessions are 60 minutes long. Your therapist will meet with you for 45-50 minutes. This leaves the last 10-15 minutes for your therapist to complete the required documentation and any other additional tasks related to your session.

 

                   

How should I pay for the sessions?


Cash, check, and debit/credit cards are accepted at the beginning of each session for any insurance co-pays or private pay charges. Most major insurance plans are accepted. If you wish to use insurance, your benefits will be verified before the first appointment to avoid any surprises. We do offer a discounted pay-same-day rate for those who wish to  not use insurance. 
                    

Common Questions        

                                                                

Who should attend the first(Intake) session?

 

It depends. If your child is younger than 13 years old, only parents are to attend the session. If, however, your child is 13 years old or older, they attend the session with you (the parents).                       

 

                      

What should I bring to the first (Intake) session?

 

A cash, check, or credit/debit payment and contact information for any other professionals (e.g., school counselors, teachers, doctors) who may be important for your therapist to collaborate services with.