1. Intake: In order to set up a new file and book an appointment there are a few questions that we need to ask. Intakes at Creating Solutions primarily happen over the phone immediately before booking an appointment but can also be done in the office. A client is asked demographic information (ie: address, date of birth), a general description of what they would like to work on with the therapist, and the household income to determine the session fee (please see “What is a sliding fee scale?” on our FAQs page).
2. Consent: The College of Alberta Psychologists’ mandates that every client is fully informed of the psychotherapy process, including their rights and responsibilities, prior to entering into therapeutic services. This is called informed consent. At the bottom of this page are our consent form and parental consent form for your information and review. Please be aware that these forms needs to be reviewed and signed with your therapist in the initial session.
3. Information Gathering: Information is an important aspect of setting up the therapy process and aides in building understanding and trust between the client and the therapist. In order to help this; Creating Solutions has an information questionnaire we ask new clients to fill out prior to the first session. This form is available below if you would prefer to print it off and fill it out prior to coming to our office. These forms are also available in the office; if you would prefer to fill them out when you arrive please allow yourself approximately 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete them.