What age range do you see?
My focus is on children’s mental health ages ranging from 2-17 years old. For younger children, 2-8 years old, this often means involving parents for consultation and/or conjoint sessions during treatment when appropriate. I also provide Parent and Child Interaction Therapy and Family Therapy when this modality is best suited based on presenting concerns.
What will my first appointment be like?
It’s important to me to make sure you have a good sense of who I am as a therapist and how I will address the concerns that are bringing you to therapy. For your first appointment, we will discuss therapy as a whole and which therapy modality fits your family’s needs. We will also discuss questions that came up for me while looking over the client forms and any questions you may have for me.
How will privacy be addressed virtually?
In the therapy room it is the therapist’s responsibility to ensure confidentiality, or the privacy, of someone’s information when they are talking to their therapist. This happens through closed doors, sound machines, etc. to drown out noise. Being that you will likely be at home when we are virtually meeting, you can help to provide privacy to the people involved in sessions by having the sessions in a private room. And if you happen to have a sound machine too, then great! I understand that family life looks different than a therapist’s office and sometimes we can only do what we can do. I totally get that too.
I am involved in court hearings regarding our child, will you write a letter for me to use in court?
Family Harmony Therapy does not participate in court proceedings in any way unless subpoenaed by a judge.
Do you have to diagnose my child?
There are some clients who do not meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis. In these cases a diagnosis is not given and the client would then become a private pay client. This will be discussed thoroughly with you during your intake appointment.