What should I expect at my first appointment?

Category: General

We try to collect basic information we require from you when you make your first appointment, so there are only a few basic consent forms for you to fill out when you arrive at our office. We do ask that you do your best to be punctual. Your appointment is booked for a one-hour time slot. During this intake appointment you will discuss your reasons for seeking our services directly with the service provider. You will discuss the detailed background related to the issue(s) that brought you to make the appointment, and you will be asked to provide any history or other details that will help the service provider to understand your situation better. If you have reports from medical, psychological or other professional assessments related to your situation, please bring those with you to the intake appointment for the service provider to review. The service provider will ask you for your written consent to proceed with your treatment or assessment. The service provider will provide some detail as to what to expect in the next session(s). Your time with the service provider will last approximately 50 minutes. The remaining 10 minutes is allotted for the service provider to record notes about the session for your file.

Tags: appointment, first appointment, intake