Initial Assessment

"Janis was the person my husband and I turned to to help us discuss many difficult issues with our then 6 year old daughter. Janis is extremely good at what she does."   (J.S.)


Prior to beginning counseling services, I will schedule an initial assessment with either you and/or your partner, without your child being present. 


Please click on the New Client Forms web page and download the three client forms identified for children (Client Demographic Form- Child, Initial Assessment Form- Child  and Informed Consent Form- Child.)


The initial assessment is completed in one 50-60 minute session.   During this initial assessment session, the following will occur:

  1. Details about your current concerns regarding your child are obtained.
  2. Background information and family history is gathered.  I will be referring to the Initial Assessment Form for this.
  3. Goals for therapy are discussed.
  4. A plan of action will be determined as well as various counseling approaches.


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