For New Clients
What to expect in therapy
At Harbor Counseling Services, you will find a comfortable and warm environment. Therapy works best when you can commit to seeing your clinician once a week for at least 8 weeks. Often times, clients find that if too much time passes in between sessions, they spend a lot of time recapping previous sessions and re-establishing their relationship with their clinician. After 8 weekly sessions, you and your clinician can discuss progress toward your goals and determine the frequency of sessions moving forward.
After you make your first appointment, you will receive an email containing a link to a secure client portal. In the portal, you will review our intake paperwork, electronically sign it, and fill out a questionnaire about yourself. Filling out the intake paperwork ahead of time will allow your clinician to review your goals for therapy and get to know you to maximize your time during your first session.
We request that the intake paperwork be completed at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. If you have any difficulty in filling out the paperwork ahead of time, just let us know and we will make alternative arrangements for it to be completed at your first session.
If you would like to utilize your insurance coverage to see one of our clinicians, we will obtain that information from you before your first appointment in order to determine if you have any co-pays or deductibles that need to be met.