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Please read this Client Agreement and Informed Consent Form

and send an email stating you have read and understood it to cat@catrussell.com

before your first session.

 

 

Client Agreement

and

Informed Consent Form

Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve decided to reach out for support. I appreciate your trust in giving me the opportunity to work with you. This document will provide you with information about my qualifications, my treatment approach, and the services I offer, and introduce you to the nature of the counseling process. In the second half you will find an informed consent form.

Qualifications.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in the state of Texas (License Number 64378.) I received my Bachelor's Degree in Christian Studies from Howard Payne University, my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, and have accumulated multiple hours toward a Ph.D. in Psychology at Northcentral University. In the event you are dissatisfied with my services for any reason, please let me know.

 

Treatment Types.

I offer a variety of professional services.

  • Individual Psychotherapy.  I help my clients reduce the internal struggles behind problematic feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors.

Typically, we meet once a week, for six to twelve weeks.

  • Couples/Marriage Psychotherapy. Beyond the communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution of typical couples therapy, I focus on helping couples improve their relationship by identifying and dealing with the underlying issues that (most people don't even realize) drive actions, thoughts, and even feelings. In couples therapy, the couple, itself – that third party you are creating together – is my client, not either of you as individuals.

Typically, we meet once a week for six to eight weeks.

  • Premarital Counseling. So many marital issues can be forestalled with good premarital counseling. And the best premarital focuses on building reflexes for handling marital challenges before they come...relfexes in each member to appreciate the differences that both drew them together and threaten to tear them apart. Communication, decision making, conflict resolution, finances, intimacy and sex, and children and futures are important. But they are secondary, and are learned very easily after these reflexes are in place.

Typically, we meet once a week for four to six weeks.

  • Family Counseling. I help families improve their relationships and solve challenges by observing behavioral patterns and encouraging and instructing members in healthy patterns. Frequently, when young children are involved, I teach familial therapy, a type of play therapy for parents and children.

Typically, we meet once a week for six to twelve weeks.

Other Issues. 
           Complex Traumatic Stress    Depression                   Anxiety                     Women's Issues
           Stress Management             Grief Counseling           Spiritual Counseling    Anger Management

 

Confidentiality.

Your story is important and, well…yours. I will treat everything you share with me with great care. In all but a few rare situations, confidentiality is protected by state law, the rules of ethics of my profession, and my personal integrity. Texas law requires me to inform you that your information may be disclosed to the appropriate authorities/agencies in the following situations.

  • If I come to believe you may harm yourself or others;

  • If I come to believe you are involved in or have knowledge of abuse or neglect of a child or abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a person who is elderly or has a disability; or

  • If I am ordered to disclose by state or federal courts.

Finally, I will disclose information if you sign a release form granting permission to designated third parties to receive information that you request me to share.

 

I will never disclose your information for any reason without informing you.

 

Minor Clients.

If you are a parent or guardian requesting counseling services for your children under the age of 18, I will need your permission to work with them. Please keep in mind that, while you have the right to question and understand the nature of your child’s sessions, treatment for minors (as well as adults) is most effective when clients have the freedom to talk openly. It is therapeutically important that your child develops a level of trust with me. I will provide you with a general overview of each session along with your child’s level of participation and progress, but will not disclose the content of our sessions. (Of course, the same limits to confidentiality listed in the section, above, labeled “Confidentiality” apply to minors.) Play Therapy – a modality that is limited but not impossible in the online environment – is my main choice for young children. If you would like me to work with your child, let’s brainstorm ways we can include Play Therapy.

 

Policies, Procedures and Fees.

  • Session Length

    • Sessions are the industry standard therapeutic hour of 45-50 minutes long.

  • Pricing

    • The first session is $30.

    • Each additional session is $60

    • Pricing options for multiple sessions are available on Genbook.

    • My rates are subject to change with appropriate warning.

  • Payment

    • Payments are collected when you book your appointment at www.catrussell.com via credit card.

    • I do not accept any form of insurance.

Contact Information.

The primary ways to get in touch with me are by email at cat@catrussell.com or text at 540-454-9573.