You start with an initial assessment where you talk about concerns in confidence with a professional.
Thank you for choosing our practice! It is our goal to provide you with culturally based therapy services that meet the needs of you and your family.
Before your first appointment:
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to your first appointment in order fill out necessary paperwork. Our new client forms can be conveniently completed online. We encourage you to fill out the following forms ahead of time and bring them to your appointment. You will need to print these forms.
In order to best serve you and your family, we would like for you to learn a little more about our practice. Please read our policies and procedures here. These will be further discussed during your first appointment (intake).
What to bring to your first appointment:
Please bring your new client (intake forms)
A photo ID
Your Insurance Card
Discharge paperwork (if recently release from the hospital for mental health reasons)
Our forms have been divided into an Adult and Youth packet, based on the age of the client(s).
Parents, please complete the Youth Packet for children under 18 years old.
Clients 18 years and over, please complete the Adult Packet.
For information about the insurances we accept, please click here.
Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis:
We have created Help Guides to help you better understand the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions that we treat. The guides are not intended to replace an assessment from a licensed professional, but can give you an idea of ways that you or your child may think, feel or act, if diagnosed with a mental health condition. Please click here to view our Help Guides.
What to expect:
At your intake appointment, your therapist will explore your current concerns, inquire about background history and establish the focus of therapy.
If this is your first time in therapy and you don't know what to expect, we encourage you to watch this short 10 minute video of our Clinical Director, Manicka Thomas explaining what to expect in your first therapy session. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 937.421-1268.