The first appointment you will have is an
INTAKE appointment (about 1 hour long and
flexibly scheduled). This appointment will
explain more about PSC, who we are and what we
do. It will give you a chance to ask
questions about us. Also, we will ask some
questions about you or the potential client
(click here for a link to some of these
questions). The reason we ask is so that we
can make sure we are able to best meet your
needs (see links to services we offer and what
we donít offer).
After this appointment, the
Clinic Associate will meet with the PSC
Director to discuss a therapist match for you,
and how we could best meet your needs. Once a
therapist is assigned, we will contact you to
get your first THERAPY (see link to About
Therapy) or EVALUATION (see link to About
EVALUATION) appointment scheduled.
What will we ask when you call
to schedule an appointment?
We will need to know your name, age, birth
date, and gender. If you are calling to
schedule an appointment for a family member,
we will need to know THEIR name, age, birth
date, and gender.
If the potential client is 17 years of age or
younger, we will also need to know the name of
the legal guardian, who the child lives with,
who their primary care provider is, their
parent names, and any other special
Remember to bring divorce decrees or court
documents to the appointment to document these
For all intakes scheduled, we will also need
to know your contact address, a contact phone
number, and the reason that you would like to
set up an intake. For example, seeking therapy
to cope with a death in the family, seeking
therapy to manage behavior problems, seeking
evaluation because of feeling depressed or
anxious, seeking evaluation for learning
These are just a few examples to help guide
you in responding to this question. When you
schedule the intake, we do not need to know a
great detail about your situation Ė this will
be discussed further with the Clinic Associate
during your Intake Appointment.
We would also like to know how you heard about
PSC, and if anyone referred you to us. This
helps us better market our services.
You will then be informed of
date, time, and the name of the Clinic
Associate or Clinician that will be completing
the intake with you.