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What to expect in the first session

Your first session will be focused on developing a relationship where we can understand and trust one another enough to work toward your goals. I’ll be asking some questions to better understand what you’ve been through and how you'd like your life to be different. You’ll let me know what you think is important for me to know about you. I’ll give you a questionnaire or two so we can measure your progress as we go. 

Directions, Parking, Accessibility

My office is wheelchair accessible and is located in the Hyde Park Bank building at 1525 E 53rd St #503 in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The building is across the street from Harper Court, near the intersection of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue. Paid street parking is available on 53rd street and other surrounding streets, although sometimes you can find free parking on Lake Park Avenue or side streets. The office is in walking distance of multiple #6 and #15 bus stops and the 51st Metra station. 

Before your first session

To help save time so we can focus on learning about each other, please fill out the forms below and bring them to your first appointment. These forms are required for HIPAA compliance and to enhance benefits of therapy. If it's too difficult to access a printer to print it, you can just come 15 minutes early for your appointment to fill it out. Some people may find it too emotionally difficult to complete the Intake Form, and if that happens you can stop at any time without fear of disappointing the therapist. Just bring in what you are able to complete.

Download These Forms Before First Session

If it's too difficult to access a printer to print it, you can just come 15 minutes early for your appointment to fill it out. 

  

Some people may find it too emotionally difficult to complete the Intake Form, and if that happens you can stop at any time without fear of disappointing the therapist. Just bring in what you are able to complete.


Only complete the Authorization for Credit Card Use if you intend to pay for therapy via credit card.