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Welcome! Thank you for choosing True Color Counseling, LLC. I am looking forward to working with you already.

Effective January 2023  clinical services will be Telehealth or Telephonic secondary to Declaration of National Emergency given COVID -19, per the current Administration, is slated to end May 11, 2023. Therefore, until further notice all outpatient mental health services will be Telehealth following the end of PHE. 

* The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 extended many of the telehealth flexibilities authorized during the COVID-19 public health emergency through December 31, 2024. See www.telehealth.hhs.gov.

Intake paperwork must be completed before we start our sessions. Once we have set an Intake date I will set up your TherapyNotes LLC Client Portal. You will create an account. I will put the necessary forms in your client portal.  Also I will need a copy of your insurance card(s) both sides either scanned or photographed.

Telehealth sessions can be conducted using TherapyNotes, LLC client portal.  Alternatives include Doxy.me, VSee.com, "Sessions" by Psychology Today, and Teams from Microsoft Office 365 with whom True Color Counseling, LLC has BAA. See Telehealth Consent for details regarding all social media, text, fax, computer use and telehealth.

Intake sessions require the completion of ALL paperwork prior to. The necessary forms will be sent via your TherapyNotes LLC Client Portal. If you are unable to do the paperwork love the computer please request all forms be sent via snail mail in advance of Intake and in time for delivery prior to Intake. During the Intake we will complete a standardized Comprehensive Clinical Assessment and a Treatment Plan. 

I value working with clients' support network be it family, friends, other care providers. This is part of my wholistic, integrative therapeutic medical approach as a counselor. If you feel that you would like to collaborate your session with another provider, simply fill out the following form. If not, that's ok. Our work together is driven by you. Your choices, your goals ... your path.

On-Call/In case of emergency:

Call and/or text 828-712-8278.  This number is confidential and on 24/7/365. If I do not pick up please contact a crisis line in your area or state. For NM clients:  Call 1-800-273-8255 or Call 505-277-3013 or text "HOME" to 741741. OR go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room. Once your are stable and able to do so call me. Please DO NOT text message, email, or contact me electronically when in crisis because I am not able to respond promptly by these mediums.

If an emergency occurs during our session (you fall or faint), know that I have a 2nd cell phone and a land line that are used to contact emergency services including 911 contact while I remain on the other line with you.