Consent And Agreement For Therapy Services

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Informed Consent & Agreement for Therapy Services This document contains important information about my professional services and business policies. The informed consent is a basic understanding between client and therapist. Listed below are the responsibilities and obligations of your therapist and also some expectations of you as the client. It also contains information about your health information privacy rights. Do not sign the informed consent unless you completely understand and agree to all aspects. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. When you sign this document, it will represent a binding agreement between us. What to expect: The initial session, and possibly the first few sessions, will involve an…show more content…
The risks of therapy may include: feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, betrayal, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Other risks may include stimulation of difficult memories or experiencing changes not anticipated. Therapy for Minors and Custody: In cases where there is joint legal custody between parents or guardians who are not married or cohabitating, we require both parents’ authorization and signature for treatment of their minor child/children, prior to the child being seen. In cases where one parent has sole legal custody of their minor child/children, only that parent is required to authorize treatment. Sessions and Length of Therapy: Typically sessions are 50-55 minutes in duration, at a time we agree upon. If you arrive late for your scheduled appointment, we can meet for the remainder of our scheduled session. Sessions are usually scheduled once weekly but can be more or less often based on your needs, treatment plan and my recommendation. Length of therapy is variable and based on a number of circumstances. However, on average, many people feel they have obtained what they were looking for in 10-25 sessions- but can be fewer or much longer depending on client needs.
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