- You can do paperwork at the time of the first session or beforehand.
- We will send paperwork through our client portal if you want to complete it beforehand.
- If you choose to do this paperwork during your first visit, please be aware that it could take up most of the time in session, but the counselor can go through it all with you. This may be the better option if you have a hard time with reading or comprehension, or if you just like to discuss as you go.
- Regardless of if you complete paperwork in session or beforehand, the counselor will go over the paperwork again briefly with you to make sure you understand and to be compliant with Colorado law, which requires that certain parts of the forms are read out loud to you.
What will sessions be like?
- In the first session, we will focus mostly on understanding the paperwork and making sure that we (counselor and client) are a good fit for each other. We want to figure out how we are going to work together and get to know each other. The better a counseling relationship is, the better the outcome.
- Typical sessions last 45 minutes, but you may schedule for more time if you believe you need a longer session or need time to calm down from session before leaving the office. This will be an additional cost.
- We suggest that you also check out our About Twelve Stones, About the Counselor, About the Office, and About Teletherapy pages for more information.
- Review the COVID-19 Safer at Home measures described on our home page.
- If you are planning on an in-person visit, please wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, we will provide it. Unfortunately, we cannot see you in person if you choose not to wear a mask. Safer at Home measures require this.
- If you are planning on a teletherapy appointment, we will email you a link to connect with you. This video call is protected under HIPAA.
- Before each in-person session, we need you sign off on a questionnaire regarding your health and potential COVID-19 contact. This is in place to protect you, the counselor, and other clients who use the office space. You can find the list of questions here. Colorado currently requires this questionnaire for in-person counseling sessions.