We are excited that you have chosen Alphabet Shuffle, LLC for your mental health care. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, and we strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience. To help you get acquainted with our office and first visit procedures, we have included helpful information on this page.
If you have an appointment scheduled, you can print out the appropriate intake forms to complete beforehand and bring with you to your first appointment. There will be a few more papers to sign but these are the most time consuming.
To expedite your first appointment, please arrive a few minutes early to complete registration forms so that we have all the necessary information to treat you. You may also download and print the forms from this website, fill them out ahead of time, and bring them with you to the first appointment.
What To Expect With Your First Visit
At your first session, Sherry will gather information about you, such as family history, childhood, education, employment, strengths, limitations etc. She will also be interested to learn about what concerns/goals you have in life. To gain a deeper understanding of your situation, she will ask about your current and past physical and emotional health. The first session is also an opportunity for you to interview Sherry to see if she will be a good match for you.
It might take a few sessions for Sherry to fully understand your situation and concerns, and to determine the best course of action. You need to feel a “connection” with your therapist, so that you are able to build a strong relationship, thus allowing yourself to be open and honest.