Diagnostic Assessment

At Collaborative Counseling we begin therapy with an initial intake session that will help to clarify what mental health concerns are going on for you or your child.

Things that your therapist may inquire about in the intake process includes:
  • Current concerns and symptoms
  • Family history
  • Medical history and physical health
  • Treatment history for mental health and/or chemical use
  • Abuse or trauma history
  • Family of origin (information about the family you grew up in)
  • Your relationships and social support
  • Educational information
  • Religion and spirituality beliefs
  • Career and work history

The diagnostic assessment and intake process also is when you set goals for your therapy and your therapist provides you with treatment options for how to treat your current symptoms or concerns.

For more information on our counseling services and scheduling, please contact us to schedule today.

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