Getting Started with Therapy

Book an Appointment

If you are excited to get started after reading about my services, it's time to complete an initial contact form and complete the intake process so we can book your first appointment. 

Let's be honest. Everyone's least favorite part of starting therapy is reading and filling out the intake documents. I get it, but it's necessary in order to deliver a high quality of care. 

Please leave yourself a few days to read through and sign everything. Do not expect to start counseling the same day you first visit this site. You will need to sign an informed consent agreement before we schedule your first appointment, and to sign that agreement, you will need to read several documents and complete several forms.  

I suggest completing the intake in the following order:


Password: A combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, generally 6-20 characters. The more characters and the more variety, the safer the password. 

Passphrase: Typically a short sentence, such as “I like blue bikes.”

Passcode: Can be either a password or a passphrase. 

Passwords, passphrases, and passcodes are case sensitive. You can find helpful tips on how to create safe passwords, passcodes, and passphrases in my HIPAA notice of privacy practices

For my teletherapy practice, you will need three sign-in credentials: 

The form for this assessment is not publicly available. After I receive your initial contact form, I will email you the biopsychosocial form and you can decide then whether you would like to send it before our first session or complete it with me during our first session. 

Advantages of completing it before the first session:

Advantages of completing it during the first session:

If you would prefer to complete this history with me in our first session, please note that the session will likely take a longer.  There will be no extra fee for the longer session time. I will need to set aside that extra time during our initial session, so please let me know in advance if this is how you'd like to proceed.  

If you decide to complete the biopsychosocial history before our first session, please note that it will take 1-2 hours to complete, depending on the detail in your answers. Please send the completed form two days prior to your first session so I can review it thoroughly. 


Intake Required

Note that in this practice, you will need to complete the above intake process before scheduling an initial session. Once I've received your intake documents, I will send you an email with scheduling options. In that email, I will also provide a customized good faith estimate in keeping with the No Surprises Act. If you are not comfortable with this process, please seek immediate help from these resources