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What would help me with my upcoming therapy appointment? 

I am so glad you asked!     You have decided on where you want to start therapy, got an appointment scheduled, now what do you do?    Let us help!!     We want this appointment to be relaxing and helpful to you so we are happy to prepare you on what to expect.    

The first appointment has a few more requirements than the rest of them, so to make it easier for you here is a list of what you will need for the first appointment.   

  • Your insurance card (if you want us to bill your insurance)

  • Picture id 

  • Online paperwork completed   or   come early to complete paper forms 

  • List of your medications and medication allergies

  • Name of your primary care provider 

  • Co-pay or out of pocket cost  (we accept cash, credit, or check) 

  • Your list of questions for your therapist on what you can expect and anything you would like to know

  • Your general knowledge of you!  You are the expert in that after all.   

We know that the first appointment can be the most anxiety producing.   We understand that this is a totally new person and sometimes a completely new experience to talk to somebody about these things.     You will not be asked to do anything you do not feel comfortable doing or saying.   We do hope that you will be able to relax and trust the therapist quickly and then you'll feel much more comfortable talking about the things that are difficult or challenge you.    The therapy process is a confidential space where you can feel your privacy is protected.    

It is important that you know that there are a few exceptions to the confidentiality rule.  These rules apply for your safety as well as the safety of others.   We are mandated to report if:

  • You plan to kill yourself

  • You plan to kill another person

  • You are being hurt

  • You plan to hurt somebody else

  • You know somebody else is being hurt 

  • You know somebody is has been abused

​If you have any other questions or anything else we can help you with do not hesitate to reach out to us.  You may email us at or call us at 828-475-0149.   

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