Scheduling a Session

We have two ways you are able to schedule appointments with us – online through our website, or by calling us. If we are working with another client, you will be asked to leave a voice message when calling to schedule an appointment or to ask a question.

In order to best make use of your time, we ask that all clients print and complete their intake paperwork from this website prior to their first appointment.  If this is not possible, we would ask that all new clients come 15-20 minutes prior to their initial appointment time in order to complete this important information. Complimentary coffee/water and a healthy snack option is available to you while you wait. We would also ask for those with children coming as identified clients, that an additional trusted caregiver attend the initial session in order to remain with the child during the parental interview portion of the session.  This first session is the longest at an estimated 90 minutes and can prove to be a difficult wait for even the most patient child. 

Upon first contact with a new patient we will make every effort to assist in determining if insurance covers the cost of your treatment. However it is your responsibility to understand the costs associated with your health plan including co-pays and deductables.

Payment for co-pays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket fees will be due at time of service delivery. Any payment refused to be paid by insurance providers are ultimately the out-of-pocket responsibility of the client.

Clients may pay out-of-pocket if they so choose.

Our first session will include a thorough review of all paperwork including a complete bio psychosocial history. Due to the comprehensive nature of this interview, it may take two or more sessions to complete. This time consists of sharing one’s earliest life history all the way through present time including such information as relationship history, medical history, and other factors affecting one’s life. This information is important as it provides the therapist with a thorough understanding of those areas of strengths and challenges in a person’s narrative.

It is also suggested that new clients bring a comprehensive listing of all current medications and medical diagnoses to this initial session. This is imperative as the division between one’s physical and psychological well-being are intricately connected with one consistently impacting the other.

Following the completion of this interview, the therapist will engage in the completion of a collaborative treatment plan with the client. The client is actively engaged in this process so that they will understand each person’s role and expectations in their roadmap for healing.

Services offered are tailored to the needs of each individual or family. Many times this follows a more traditional framework with weekly therapy sessions for an estimated 15-20 sessions. Sometimes therapy is more long-term in nature and can last months and even years. This is dependent upon the severity of symptoms, the duration that the symptoms have occurred, and patient responsivity and application to care outside of the office.

Our office also allows for the provision of short-term in-home visits as well as phone or other out-of-office consults to allow for patient flexibility and convenience per an out-of-pocket fee.

Our office location is designed with your privacy and comfort in mind. Our location is within walking distance from Orange City’s main street and area community park. Although we share our office building with other businesses, we are nestled comfortably and privately to accommodate your needs. Parking is ample including handicap accessibility. For our address, a map and other contact information, see our Contact page.

We also serve clients from a satellite location in Sioux Center.

New Patient Forms

New patient forms are available at our office, but also here online! We encourage new patients to print and fill out the appropriate form below and bring it to their first appointment.

Adult – New Patient Form

Adolescent – New Patient Form

(ages 12 – 17)

Child – New Patient Form

(ages 11 and under)