Scheduling a Consultation

Finding a good fit between therapist and client is important to me. I schedule an initial in-person consultation as an opportunity for you to share more about your goals for counseling and for us to mutually assess whether it is a good fit for proceeding with therapy. During the consultation I will offer initial feedback, we will review any questions either of us have and discuss next steps. Please note: Fees for the initial consultation are charged only if a further appointments are scheduled.

If you would like to meet with me for an initial consultation please complete the following steps:

  1. Review my website to learn a bit about me, including my Policies and Procedures under the “Getting Started” Tab.
  2. Complete the Counseling Profile Form under the “Getting Started” Tab.
    • For Couples Counseling: Both partners complete a Counseling Profile Form. Please share your goals with each other prior to emailing me the forms.
    • For Family Therapy: Please use the following:
      • For families with children under 10: Parent(s) (legal guardians) will complete and submit a Profile Form.
      • For families with children ages 10-15: Parent(s) will complete the Profile Form and should assist children (as necessary) in writing/listing the last section pertaining to goals for Counseling.
      • For families with children ages 15 and older: All family members will complete and submit a Profile Form.
  3. Email me the Profile Forms. I will review them and respond to you. We will proceed with scheduling the initial consultation provided that it initially seems like a good fit between what you are looking for and the type of work that I do.

Please use the form below to send me a message or to ask any questions. I will be in touch ASAP. As a therapist I am aware of concerns with confidentiality. Please let me know if you do not want me to leave a voice mail.

ATTENTION: While I employ efforts within my control to maintain confidentiality of your email and phone number, please be advised that internet and electronic communication have inherent risks to confidentiality that are beyond my control. Any information I receive electronically will be used for strictly professional purposes. I do not conduct therapy via email.

Live and Love with Intention

Marriage and Family Therapy

info@gretchenforbes.com

(443) 465-0545