New Client FAQs
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
Scheduling an appointment is simple. There are two ways to make an appointment with The Counseling Center. You can schedule by telephone or online using the secure Client Portal. To schedule by phone, call 317-754-0808. To schedule online, click any of the “Make Appointment” buttons throughout the site.
What happens after I schedule my appointment?
After your appointment has been confirmed by The Counseling Center, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the Scheduling Portal. Once inside the portal, you will find all of the forms that need to be reviewed and signed prior to your first session.
I never received the Scheduling Portal invitation email. What should I do?
First, check your SPAM folder. It is possible that your email program mislabeled the email as SPAM. If you are still unable to locate it, please contact The Counseling Center at (317) 754-0808 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
What else can I do with the Scheduling Portal?
The Scheduling Portal is a HIPAA compliant method of communication between you and your counselor. You will receive copies of invoices and SuperBills in the Scheduling Portal. Additionally, your counselor can send documents to you and you can upload documents to share with him.
Can you bill my insurance?
What is the Resource Portal?
The Resource Portal is a free resource available to clients of The Counseling Center. It features materials designed to supplement your counseling sessions. Your therapist may assign materials from the Portal to you as homework to be completed between sessions. Although the Portal is free to use, it does require you to register and create a login and password. To register, click here, or click the red “Register For Resource Portal” button in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
What happens during the first session?
The first session is an opportunity for you and your counselor to get to know one another and build rapport. Your counselor will ask about your reasons for seeking treatment, your goals for therapy, and any prior experience working with a counselor. Your counselor may use a formal interview technique that involves asking specific questions about your symptoms, family history, and thoughts of hurting yourself or others. The session is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about your counselor’s education, training, or theoretical orientation. You and the counselor will decide on how frequently to meet (usually once per week).