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Steps To Making Your Appointment:
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Please read these Things You Need to Know first.

You’re probably thinking why can’t I just make an appointment?

 
Well, there are a number of very sensitive issues that are best handled in an in-person setting. There are also several life situations which may really need an immediate kind of response. In that case, online therapy would not be the best place for you to get help. First, We’ll ask you a few questions because remember, it’s totally about making sure you get the best help possible in the best way possible.

So let’s dive right in and answer these questions with all honesty:

 

1.    Are you 18 years old?

 If you’re not yet 18, it may be more helpful to meet with someone face to face since parental or guardian approval for this service is necessary. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.


2.    Do you feel suicidal (feel like you want to end your life)?

We support you in your effort to get help but you need help NOW. Please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to the nearest emergency room. 


3.    Do you find that you have been having thoughts of suicide or death more and more often? 

We believe that seeing a face to face person as soon as possible would be most helpful for you at this time. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.


4.    Have you ever been diagnosed with or been treated for schizophrenia or for symptoms of

psychosis, that is, not knowing what is real and what is not (like seeing or hearing things/voices that are not there?

If you’re saying yes, then online counseling is not going to be the best way for you to get help. Online counseling is not recommended. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.

 

5.    Are you a survivor of sexual abuse?

Our founder has worked in a specialty of trauma for many years and is able to work with you. Unfortunately, memories of these experiences are usually triggers to unexpected feelings which are sometimes better handled in a live encounter. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.

6.    Are you a survivor of rape or incest?

Our founder has worked in a specialty of trauma for many years and is able to work with you. Our recommendation is to seek an office therapy visit since it’s more than possible to open up old memories and bring overwhelming feelings. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.

 

7.    Have you ever been diagnosed or treated for the symptoms of Dissociative Disorder/ DID

(flashbacks, multiple personalities, lost time)?

If it’s yes to any of these, we’d recommend a face to face therapist who is more likely to pick up on personality shifts to assist you.  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.

8.    Are you currently experiencing or initiating domestic violence in a relationship?

There are several very sensitive issues and potentially urgent actions that are best handled in a live face to face visit. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.


9.    Are you presently having symptoms of an eating disorder?

It’s best to get a referral from your doctor to someone who is specially trained to work in this area. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF THERAPY RESOURCES.

10.    Have you ever been diagnosed with/treated for an eating disorder?

It really is best to get a referral from your doctor to someone who is specially trained to work in this area. 

 

Here are several resources that may be helpful to you in finding a face to face therapist for a live office visit:

 

www.psychologytoday.com
www.mytrucircle.com
www.goodtherapy.org
www.openpathcollective.org


Calm Matters, LLC is not affiliated with nor makes any recommendation or guarantee as to whether the above listed resources are effective, available or accessible. In addition, you may call your doctor or your health insurance company and they may be able to provide you with further treatment options in your area.
 

The decision to choose online counseling here and to make an appointment is still up to you.

If your answers indicate that you’re in the right place, please continue...

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We'll send you the following forms. Please read the Terms of Service and sign the form.

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Please take a look at our Notice of Privacy Practices and sign that you have viewed and/or received it.

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Give your Consent for Telehealth Consultation to use our services via this online/virtual mode.

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Next, you'll sign permission for your Informed Consent for Psychotherapy.

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Be sure to read and sign your agreement to our Practice Policies.

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Tell us a little more about you when you complete the Standard Intake Questionnaire.

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Standard Intake Questionnaire

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