Getting Started at
Cadence Psychology Studio
Making an Appointment
The first step is to contact the office. We can discuss your needs and what counseling entails. If we determine we are a good fit for each other, we will schedule your appointment and send you intake documents. Please note: All intake paperwork must be completed by all clients before your first appointment, and we require a credit card to remain on file. You will be sent intake paperwork electronically, through a secure, encrypted, and HIPAA-compliant email address (DrJessicah@CadencePsychologyStudio.com) and through an electronic health record (Therapy Notes).
Because the email address used to communicate with you is secure, you will be prompted to create a passphrase in order to access the email. PLEASE remember this passphrase exactly as you enter it because it will be the passphrase you use to access email from the office in the future. If you forget your passphrase, it can be reset, but you will lose access to all previous email exchanges. After scheduling your intake appointment, you will receive an email that will provide access to a secure and electronic intake form. We require all clients to fill out the secure forms completely before your first appointment.
Therapy Notes is the Electronic Health Record Cadence Psychology Studio uses to document client encounters. After scheduling your intake appointment, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to create an account on the client portal, which will allow you to request appointments, review documents, and more. This special link is specifically for you, and should not be shared with anyone else. The link will expire 7 days after you receive the email. The client portal is easy to use and streamlines scheduling and payments. Please create your account as soon as you receive the invitation. Cadence Psychology Studio requires all clients to review and sign the documents in the client portal before your first appointment.
Our First Session
The first session is called an intake session and will last 55-60 minutes. During the intake, your therapist will ask questions about what brought you in and what you’re hoping to accomplish through therapy. We will discuss your diagnosis and outline a treatment plan together. We will then schedule a follow-up session.
Follow-up appointments will last about 55 minutes. Clients are typically seen on a weekly basis. The most successful clients come to therapy prepared to talk about what they’re going through and are ready to work on what brings them to therapy.
Throughout our sessions, you and your therapist will check in on your progress and discuss your treatment plan together. Your therapist will always strive to collaborate with you on your care. Although we may be an expert in psychology (relationships, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors), you are the expert on your self. Thus, we value your feedback concerning what is most helpful and supportive.
As you progress, you and your clinician may decide to reduce the frequency of your appointments. For clients who are nearing the end of treatment, we are open to booster sessions or monthly check-ins. We also understand that due to busy schedules and finances, we may need to figure out an appointment frequency that works for your life. In addition, we welcome past clients back to treatment at any time.
After your first few sessions, you and your therapist will schedule out several therapy sessions. It is often preferred that weekly appointments are scheduled to occur on the same day and time each week (although there can be flexibility within this).
If you are unable to make your appointment, please call or email your therapist. We require at least a 24-hour notice for a cancellation or rescheduling to avoid a late fee. You can learn more about our cancellation policy and late cancellation fees here.
All services will be billed at the time of service to your credit card on file. You can learn more about our rates here.