getting started

When you are ready to get started and explore the therapy process further, you can book an appointment online via the secure and encrypted Genbook online appointment scheduling on the right side of each of these webpages. If you would prefer, I invite you to call me for an initial free 15-minute phone consultation (503-222-1168) to see if Two Rivers is a good fit for you.


At that time, also please download each of the three forms on this page, to be filled out and brought in with you at your first counseling and therapy visit. Filling out the paperwork prior to this initial visit and bringing them in with you is very helpful in giving me insight into who you are.


We will take time during that session for you to get to know me, and me to get to know you, and to decide whether we’d like to continue working together. We’ll set up a regular time to meet, and discuss other details about the therapy and counseling process. In this initial session, we will begin to build the foundation for the change you wish to see in your life.


My fee structure for individuals and families is $105 for a 50-minute session. For couples and for individuals wanting a longer appointment, it is $145 for a 90-minute session. Full payment is due at the beginning of each session and can be received by check or debit/credit. At this time, I do not accept insurance payments. Being on time for your appointment helps us to make the most of your scheduled time slot. Please plan accordingly for traffic and parking.


I encourage you to attend your appointments as regularly as possible, as counseling is most effective when done consistently over time. If you are unable to attend an appointment, I appreciate your providing me as much notice as possible. Please call instead of e-mailing at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the full fee for your reserved time slot. If you reach my voicemail, please leave a message. Cancellations due to an emergency will not incur a charge.


Emergencies: In case of an urgent situation, please call me and leave a message on my voicemail. I can usually return calls within 24 hours on business days, though occasionally it might take longer. I do not check my voicemail between 5:00 on Friday afternoon and Monday morning at 9:00.


If you need immediate or after hours support, please contact your local 24-hour crisis line (Multnomah County 503-988-4888, Washington County 503-291-9111, Clackamas County 503-655-8724, Clark County 360-696-9560, Portland Women’s Crisis line 503-235-5333). In event of a life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.


Communication and Your Privacy: Please know that despite all security efforts, E-mail, cell phone, and fax communications carry an inherent risk of being accessed by unauthorized people, compromising your privacy. If you convey sensitive personal information by voicemail, e-mail, or fax, I assume you have made an informed decision accepting your risk.

 
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