You will be asked to come early to your first appointment so that you can fill out necessary paperwork before you meet with your therapist. At the first session, your therapist will review our policies so that you understand the way our clinic operates. You will also have a chance to ask any questions that you might have. Over the course of the first few sessions, your therapist will get to know you and what your concerns are.
Therapy is a safe, confidential, and helpful way to address problems, find new solutions, and explore life choices. It is a joint effort between the client and the therapist. Progress and success may vary depending upon the particular problems or issues being addressed.
New Dawn Counseling & Consulting, Inc
New Client Information
What to Expect in Therapy at New Dawn
We can help you deal with:
Grief and loss
Eating disordered behavior
Family & couple relationship issues
School performance issues
Anger & aggression
Fear & anxiety
Psychological problems related to medical conditions
And many other issues
Know How to Refer Someone
These guidelines may be helpful to you in your interaction with a friend, work colleague, or relative you think could benefit from therapy:
If you are interested in any of our services, please call the front office at 805-278-0799. We will discuss our programs and gather information about your needs. Parents who are seeking therapy services for their minor child/children, who are under the age of 18, will complete a phone intake on behalf of their child/children. Prior to an initial session with a child or adolescent, the clinic will require that consent for treatment is provided by the appropriate parents or guardians. Individuals age 18 and over will need to call the clinic and speak with our Intake Coordinator themselves.
Once the phone intake is completed, we will determine the services that are best suited for your needs. If we are able to take your case, you will be contacted with an appointment time for your initial session. You may be asked to attend the first session with your partner, child, other family members, or by yourself depending on the nature of treatment. However, if we are unable to offer the appropriate services, we will provide you with alternative referrals that may be better able to address your needs.
If you wish to refer someone for services, fill out our referral form and fax to New Dawn
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT),
Registered Marriage & Family Interns (MFTI) and Trainees