Since I am only doing telehealth or videotherapy, as it is called, our initial contact will be via telephone (call 609-567-9022). I usually have a waiting list, but speak with everyone who calls to see if my services are a “match” for what you are looking for in a therapist. I will then email you the intake package, and upon completion and return to me, we can work out a mutually agreeable time to “meet” via videoconferencing on a confidential platform. Currently I use Doxy.me. I would send you the link usually the day before our scheduled appointment. Clicking on the link will put you in my virtual waiting room.
I will meet you and bring you into my virtual office at the scheduled time. The first appointment is considered an assessment or intake interview, and it is a time to get acquainted with one another. I typically go through many assessment questions to learn as much as possible about your background, areas of stress in your life, and the problems for which you are seeking my assistance. I typically formulate a treatment plan by the end of the first or second session.