Appointments | Neuropsychological Treatment
redefining life following a stroke
Before Your First Appointment
I’m available for a brief telephone consultation, (15 minutes or less,) to determine if my services are a fit for you or your loved one’s needs. Prior to coming in for the first appointment please print, review and fill out appropriate portions of the forms listed below. Please read – but do not sign – the informed consent document until we have had a chance to review it together in our initial appointment.
If you are unable to read, print and fill out these documents prior to our first appointment, please plan on arriving 30 minutes early in order to complete the forms prior to the appointment. Having these forms completed ahead of time minimizes delays in treatment.
What to Expect
Neuropsychological treatment has similarities and differences to traditional psychotherapy. It is focused on addressing cognitive challenges and the adjustment concerns that accompany these challenges. As such it includes a range of activities that often requires client and/or family member participation and practice. What is done between sessions is as important as what happens in session.
The initial appointment is typically longer, (75-90 minutes,) than subsequent sessions as we get to know each other and take care of administrative matters. In this session I will review the forms you have filled out and discuss administrative matters such as confidentiality, cancellations, payment and preferred scheduling. We will specifically discuss concerns and develop goals for my work with you or your loved one. At the end of this session I will provide treatment recommendations/goals and discuss the expected duration of treatment, as well as work with you to establish a plan for attending that fits your needs.
After the initial session, ongoing sessions are 50-60 minutes long and scheduled on the consistent basis that we established in our initial appointment. Consistency in attendance is very important for making progress and to achieving goals for therapy.
In some cases, we may be able to conduct sessions via HIPAA compliant videoconferencing. This can ease the challenges faced by individuals and families after a neurologic event. However, videoconferencing is not for everyone and requires initial face-to-face meetings to determine appropriateness. If this is of interest to you, please download, print and thoroughly read the Videoconferencing Consent and Contract below.
Neuropsychological Treatment Consent and Contract
Neuropsychological Treatment Client Information
Neuropsychological Treatment Collateral Consent
Authorization to Release Information
Financial Agreement and Terms
Videoconferencing Consent and Contract