First Session

The purpose of the first session is to discuss your mental health history so that whatever your concern is that brings you to therapy is given context for Dr. Alder. Please print the forms provided in the links below and fill them out on your own or come to your first session 20 minutes early to complete the forms beforehand in the waiting area.

The first session is approximately 60-80 minutes long, which is longer than a typical mental health therapy session because of the in-depth nature of the questions. We will also discuss payment and set up a regular meeting time.

Dr. Alder accepts some insurance plans and can also bill as an out-of-network provider. Please check with your insurance provider to see if your sessions will be covered by your plan. 

Please download and fill out the following PDF forms and bring them to your first session.

Informed Consent.

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