First Session Information & Important Paperwork
Because counseling involves a professional relationship, we need to agree on the terms of our work together. Prior to your fist appointment, please read and sign the Client Information and Consent for Services Form, which represents your understanding of and agreement with our terms of service. Also, please complete a Child or Adult Intake Form and bring both forms to your first appointment. If you have any questions and/or require clarification, please be sure to ask us.
Client Intake Form(s):
We ask that you show us consideration by calling at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you are unable to attend. Failure to keep your scheduled appointment hinders our ability to provide the best care to our patients. In order to minimize missed appointments, we have implemented a “No-Show” fee of $75.00.
Inclement Weather Plan
In the case of severe weather or a local natural disaster please, call our office for additional information. Updates regarding the status of all appointments will be left on the office voicemail. If the local phone service is not available, it can be assumed that your appointment will need to be rescheduled at a later time. If you do not feel comfortable driving in inclement weather, a phone session may be possible in lieu of driving. Also, check our FaceBook page (IntownCounselingWellness) to get updates!
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. https://www.nami.org/#
DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) is an community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services organization located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, offering a full range of mental health services, developmental disabilities programs and substance abuse treatment to more than 11,000 citizens annually who are uninsured and underinsured. As a public, not-for-profit organization, the DeKalb CSB operates more than 20 locations in DeKalb County with a diverse workforce of more than 500 direct-care and support staff. Their staff of physicians, nurses, clinicians and support personnel is dedicated to helping their clients and their families recover from these debilitating disabilities and resume productive lives. They strive to provide the highest quality, evidence-based services in the least restrictive settings, and we envision a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential. https://dekcsb.org
Ridgeview Institute, two private hospitals treating people with addiction and mental health problems, has earned a national reputation for care and service. Since 1976, more than 90,000 people have turned to Ridgeview Institute Smyrna during crisis, despair, and in hope. Now Ridgeview Institute Monroe is offering services in eastern Atlanta. At their two quiet campuses in suburban Atlanta Smyrna & Monroe, GA), patients and their families find the highest-quality treatment, grounded in the experience and compassion of our clinical leaders and staff. (Inpatient services, Partial Hospital Program, Intensive Outpatient Program) https://ridgeviewinstitute.com
Peachford Hospital located in Dunwoody, GA offers a safe and nurturing environment for individuals looking for hope and healing from emotional, psychiatric and addictive diseases. (Inpatient services, Partial Hospital Program, Intensive Outpatient Program) https://peachford.com
Caron’s success is centered on our family-focused addiction treatment and recovery plans. Their full-time, on-site, highly credentialed staff and dynamic, comprehensive inpatient rehab programs meet people where they are. Whether a patient needs residential assessment, detox, inpatient addiction treatment, or long-term recovery support, they are careful to address individualized needs and circumstances. https://www.caron.org
Talbott Recovery, located in Atlanta, Georgia, offers outpatient (non-residential) addiction treatment programs to provide professional, compassionate, private outpatient addiction treatment that can give you hope and provide you with the tools to find a better way to live. These programs allow you to live in your own residence and to visit one of Talbott’s Georgia locations 5 days per week for one month – 3 or 6 hours per day depending on the program’s treatment strategies – much like visiting a doctor’s or counselor’s office regularly. https://talbottcampus.com
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Vocational Rehabilitation wing of GVRA helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment. As every individual person is different, so too are the services we offer. Some people may just need hearing aid while others may need help going to college while others may assistive technology like screen readers or text magnifiers while others still might need additional training. https://gvs.georgia.gov