Please fill out this entire page and send back to me prior to your first session.
*NOTE – I cannot meet with you until this form is filled out and signed.
(First) (MI) (Last)
nickname or preferred name: _____________________________________
Birth Date: ______ /______ /______ Age: ________
Gender: □ Male □ Female □ Non-binary (pronouns: ___________)
Marital Status: □ Never Married □ Partnered □ Married □ Divorced □ Widowed
Number of Children: __________ Ages & Names of Children: _______________________________________
Local Address: ________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ( ) E-mail: __________________________
Referred by: _____________________________
Are you currently receiving psychiatric services or professional counseling elsewhere? □ Yes □ No
If yes, Doctor or Professional’s name ____________________________
Have you had previous psychotherapy? □No □Yes - Previous therapist’s name__________________________
Are you currently taking psychiatric medication? □No □Yes If Yes, please list:
If no, have you previously taken psychiatric medication? □No □Yes If Yes, please list:
Have you ever been hospitalized for psychiatric purposes? □No □Yes If yes, please explain:
Please list any persistent physical symptoms or health concerns (e.g. chronic pain, headaches, hypertension, diabetes, etc.):
Are you having any problems with your sleep habits? □No □Yes If yes, check where applicable: □ Sleeping less □ Sleeping more □ Trouble falling asleep □ Trouble staying asleep
How many times per week do you exercise? __________
Are you having any difficulty with appetite or eating habits? □No □Yes If yes, check where applicable: □ Eating less □ Eating more □ Binge eating
How often do you use alcohol? __________________________
How often do you engage in recreational drug use? _____________________
Have you had suicidal thoughts recently? □ Frequently □ Sometimes □ Rarely □ Never
Have you had suicidal thoughts in the past? □ Frequently □ Sometimes □ Rarely □ Never
Are you currently in a romantic relationship? □ No □ Yes
If yes, how long have you been in this relationship? __________________
If you are married, how long have you been married? ______________
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the quality of your current relationship? _______
In the past 1-3 years, please list any significant life changes or stressors: ___________________________________________________________
Have you ever experienced:
Extreme depressed mood yes/no
Wild Mood Swings yes/no
Rapid Speech yes/no
Extreme Anxiety yes/no
Panic Attacks yes/no
Sleep Disturbances yes/no
Unexplained losses of time yes/no
Unexplained memory lapses yes/no
Alcohol/Substance Abuse yes/no
Frequent Body Complaints yes/no
Eating Disorder yes/no
Body Image Problems yes/no
Repetitive Thoughts (e.g., Obsessions) yes/no
Repetitive Behaviors (e.g., Frequent Checking, Hand-Washing) yes/no
Homicidal Thoughts yes/no
Suicide Attempt yes/no
Are you currently employed? □ No □ Yes
If yes, who is your current employer/position? __________________________________
If yes, are you happy at your current position? __________________________________
Please list work-related stressors, if any: ___________________________________
Do you consider yourself to be religious? □ No □ Yes If yes, what is your faith? __________________________
If no, do you consider yourself to be spiritual? □ No □ Yes
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? □ No □ Yes - If yes, Please explain _________________________________
Has anyone in your family (either immediate family members or relatives) experienced difficulties with the following? (circle any that apply and list family member, e.g., Sibling, Parent, Uncle, etc.):
Bipolar Disorder yes/no
Anxiety Disorders yes/no
Alcohol/Substance Abuse yes/no
Eating Disorders yes/no
Learning Disabilities yes/no
Suicide Attempts yes/no
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your self-esteem currently? _______
What do you consider to be your strengths? _________________________________________
What are effective coping strategies you use? ________________________________________
What are some areas you'd like to improve? __________________________________________
Please list 3 therapeutic goals:
1) _____________________________ 2) ___________________________ 3) _________________________
LIMITS OF CONFIDENTIALITY
Contents of all therapy sessions are considered to be confidential. Both verbal information and written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of the client or the client’s legal guardian. Noted exceptions are as follows:
Duty to Warn and Protect
When a client discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person, the mental health professional is required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. In cases in which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, the health care professional is required to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of the client.
Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults
If a client states or suggests that he or she is abusing a child (or vulnerable adult) or has recently abused a child (or vulnerable adult), or a child (or vulnerable adult) is in danger of abuse, the mental health professional is required to report this information to the appropriate social service and/or legal authorities.
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
Mental Health care professionals are required to report admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substances that are potentially harmful.
Minors/Guardianship Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minor clients have the right to access the clients’ records.
I agree to the above limits of confidentiality and understand their meanings and ramifications.
___________________________________________ Client Signature
________________________________ Today’s Date
If you fail to cancel a scheduled appointment, I cannot use this time for another client in need and you will be billed for the entire cost of your missed appointment. A full fee is charged for missed appointments or no show cancellations with less than 48 hours notice unless there is a proven emergency.
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Account number: ____ ____ ____ ____
_____________________________________ Client Signature
________________________________ Today’s Date
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
My practice is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your personal health information as part of providing professional care. I am required by law to keep your information private. How I use and disclose your protected health information is with your consent (with the exception of The Limits of Confidentiality above). I will use the information I collect about you mainly to provide you with treatment, to arrange payment for services, and for some other business activities that are called, in the law, health care operations. After you have read this notice I will ask you to sign a consent form to let me use and share your information in these ways. If you do not consent and sign this form, I cannot treat you. If I want to use or send, share, or release your information for other purposes, I will discuss this with you and ask you to sign an authorization form to allow this.
There are some times when the laws require me to use or share your information. For example:
1. When there is a serious threat to your or another’s health and safety or to the public. I will only share information with persons who are able to help prevent or reduce the threat.
2. When I am required to do so by lawsuits and other legal or court proceedings.
3. If a law enforcement official requires me to do so.
4. For workers’ compensation and similar benefit programs.
Your rights regarding your health information:
1. You can ask me to communicate with you in a particular way or at a certain place that is more private for you. For example, you can ask me to call you at home, and not at work, to schedule or cancel an appointment. I will try my best to do as you ask.
2. You can ask me to limit what I tell people involved in your care or the payment for your care, such as family members and friends.
3. You have the right to look at the health information I have about you, such as your medical and billing records.
4. If you believe that the information in your records is incorrect or missing something important, you can ask me to make additions to your records to correct the situation. You have to make this request in writing. You must also tell me the reasons you want to make the changes.
5. You have the right to a copy of this notice.
6. You have the right to file a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You can file a complaint with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. All complaints must be in writing. Filing a complaint will not change the health care I provide to you in any way. Also, you may have other rights that are granted to you by the laws of our state, and these may be the same as or different from the rights described above. I will be happy to discuss these situations with you now or as they arise.
The effective date of this notice is:
___January 1st, 2013_____________________________________