Everything you discuss on this form, or in the future with an NCC therapist, will be kept confidential and stored only in locked locations. Your privacy is important to us, but we are also trying to make sure that our services are a good fit for you. Please also know that legally there are a few situations in which therapists are mandated by law to break confidentiality: those being situations involving child abuse, elder abuse or a plan to hurt yourself or others. These situations are rare but they do occur.
It is also important for you to know a few things about the clinic. We are a training center and in almost all cases, the counseling here is provided by Master's level interns. This does mean that we do not prescribe or provide any medication or have in house crisis services. Our intern staff does turn over once a year, in June. Please note that our treatment model at the clinic is that most clients will receive 12 sessions with their therapist, although certainly that can be extended if the circumstances warrant longer treatment.
We do offer a reduced fee for payment and we can accept Medicaid. We will need to verify that your Medicaid is active and that it is a form that we can accept—there are some forms of Medicaid (like out of state or out of our county area) that we can not accept. If you have Medicaid, please bring your card to the first appt. If you are using the reduced fee scale, please know that the first appointment will be $35, and the ongoing appointments are $30.
Please plan on coming every week or every other week. Registration information will be emailed to you. Be sure to complete this information prior to your intake appointment. It is also important to budget enough time for the first 90 minute appointment. Also, please remember that therapy itself will feel a bit different than the first contact which is a history gathering appointment .In addition, your therapist must review your situation with their supervisor before they can offer a next appointment time-- they will call you in a few days with an appointment. If we are not able to serve you, we will give you some appropriate referrals.
This is the number for the crisis line which is available 24/7. 303-447-1665