Professional Therapy Service
You Can Choose
As your therapist I may consult with other professionals regarding a case. It is noted, however, that your name and any other identifying information will not be mentioned. Your identity will remain anonymous, and confidentiality will be maintained. Written consent will be obtained from you prior to any consultation taking place with another professional where your identity will be revealed. An example of this would be if you are also working with another professional, such as a psychiatrist, and case staffing is needed to coordinate treatment.
Discussion of Treatment Plan:
Within a reasonable period of time after the initial assessment, I will discuss with you my working understanding of your presenting issues, the treatment plan, and therapeutic objectives. If you have any unanswered questions about the course of your therapy, the possible risks, please ask and your questions will be answered fully. You have the right to ask about therapy and risks and benefits of engaging in therapy.
Consent to Treatment:
Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. Therapy requires your active involvement, honesty, and openness to change. Remembering and talking about painful memories and unpleasant events, feelings, or thoughts can result in experiencing considerable discomfort or strong feelings. I may challenge some of your assumptions or perceptions, which may cause you to feel upset, angry, sad or disappointed. Attempting to resolve issues that brought you to therapy, such as personal or interpersonal relationships, may result in changes that were not originally intended. Sometimes a decision that is positive for one family member is viewed quite differently by another family member. Change will at times be easy and swift but at other times it is slow and even frustrating. During the course of therapy, I am likely to draw on various therapeutic approaches to best benefit you.