During your fist appointment with Dr. Tobin, you will be asked to read through and sign a few forms that explain privacy practices and office policies. It is asked that you please arrive to your appointment approximately 15 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork. Once your initial appointment is scheduled, if you would like to save some time during your first visit, you can read the HIPAA Notice Of Privacy Practices here, prior to coming in. This notice, as well as other consent forms, will be provided to you upon your arrival and Dr. Tobin will be happy to discuss any questions you may have about them.
During your appointment, Dr. Tobin will discuss with you both your history and your current situation, in order to identify your needs and determine which treatment strategies may be most helpful. Being honest and open from the beginning will help Dr. Tobin’s comprehensive understanding of how she may be able to help and provide you with the best feedback possible. By the end of the initial evaluation, Dr. Tobin will have a better understanding of what issues you are struggling with and what course of treatment would be best. The information gathered during the initial session(s) will allow you and Dr. Tobin to decide if she is the best fit for you.
After the first session, we will discuss scheduling follow-up visits and setting goals. As therapy progresses, new goals may be established.