Thank you for your interest in me being your therapist. I look forward to a growing working relationship that will be beneficial for you. At this time, I am only providing telehealth counseling services. In order for that to work smoothly it is important that you have a computer with a camera, speakers and microphone. A good smartphone will also work.
You are free to choose where you want to meet with me be it at home or at a break at work…the choice is yours. Your privacy is important to me, so choosing a place where you will not be interrupted would be important.
Most of the preliminary work is done online from your computer. In order to become registered as a client I will need the following information:
- Your full name
- Your date of birth
- Your email address
- A photo of your driver’s license or photo ID
- A photo of your insurance card, both front and back.
- You may attach the photos or write an email with this information to [email protected]
- If you are registering as a couple, each person is invited to provide the information above. However, only one person of the couple will be identified as the "client" for insurance purposes.
With this information I can send you an invitation to join my CLIENT PORTAL. On the PORTAL you will be able to fill out paperwork online, sign permissions, and other important information gathering items. These will form your virtual file that I will keep safely in my office. In this regard, all information gathered is protected by HIPAA standards that ensure that your privacy and confidentiality is protected.
Once you have completed the forms, you will have access to my appointment calendar on the PORTAL as well. There you can find a time that is convenient for you to meet with me and request that appointment time. You can request as many appointments as you wish…one at a time…usually once a week. A reminder of your upcoming appointment will be sent to you via email and or text.
It is my expectation that we will have a good therapy experience together. Should you have any questions or concerns about anything, please do not hesitate to ask me. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
I look forward to working with you and trust you will have a good experience exploring the issues that bring us together.
Dave Eekhoff, LMFT