The First Visit

Knowing it takes courage and commitment to attend the first therapy session, the initial conversation between you and the therapist is one of gathering information. You will talk about the history of your concerns, your previous attempts at addressing them as well as how you and the therapist will actively collaborate.

Your information and sessions are held in strict confidence. A release of information to confer with others or send information to others is required from you except in the event that you are a danger to self or other. Details surrounding the laws of confidentiality (HIPAA) are provided below.

Engaging in therapy demands a commitment of time and finances, but most importantly, it demands a commitment to work hard together.

Client Forms

If, because of concerns about COVID-19, you are conducting your first visit by video, you will need to email or send these documents to us before your first session.

Forms for Your Information Only:

• Welcome/HIPAA Information

Forms to Download, Complete and Send:

Once you have your first appointment scheduled, please download each fillable PDF form. You must have the most updated Adobe software, which is free (click here for the Adobe software). Once you download the fillable PDF, you may complete each form digitally. To save, you will need to “save as” – you may keep the name of the original file. Attach the file to an email (make sure it’s the file that’s filled out!) and email it to [email protected].

You may also print the documents, fill them out with a pen, and then mail them to: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center at 8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite 205 in Portland, OR 97220.

First Visit Packet – Adult

First Visit Packet – Child/Adolescent (to be completed by a parent or guardian)

Other Forms:

• Release of Information