Telemental Health appointments begin even before the virtual meeting, with the completion of Intake Documents and Screening questionnaires (which are submitted ahead of time via a secure hushmail account) Clients can email Ms. Smith at [email protected] to request an appointment and receive the documents.
The initial 1 – 2 appointments are evaluative: A thorough evaluation of the presenting problem, history, and other related factors facilitates ease of treatment.
The treatment plan will be determined after evaluation is complete. Patients are included in treatment plan development. Parents are included in most sessions with children. Frequency of sessions varies but will often be weekly for 2 – 3 months, followed by biweekly therapy until maximum benefit is gained from the therapy.
In therapy for couples, Robin may alternate between seeing the couple together (that is, conjointly) and seeing each partner individually when this approach makes treatment more effective. If a divorce involving children is part of the presenting scenario, Robin follows legal precedent in making every effort to work with both parents, and both parents must consent in writing to treatment for their minor children.
Due to their proven efficacy and speed of symptom reduction, Robin suggests evaluations for medication when they are warranted. As a followup to such evaluation, Robin works closely with a team of other professionals to ensure that medication is prescribed if it is necessary.