Initial Therapy Consultation Forms

To minimize paperwork at our initial consultation, please review, print, and sign the forms below and bring them with you to the consultation.  You may also refer back to these forms at any time for information regarding my policies as well as your rights and responsibilities.

Adult History and Checklist of Concerns

Psychotherapist-Patient Services Agreement

Patient Acknowledgement

Please read my Notice of Privacy Practices to ensure that you are familiar with how psychological and medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Please complete a Release of Information form if you would like me to be able to consult with your other clinicians/providers regarding your treatment (for example, psychiatrists, former therapists, physicians, school personnel, agency representatives).

Release of Information Form

Articles of Interest

Children and Parenting
Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children with A.D.H.D.
“Nice Try!” Is Not Enough
For a Child With Learning Differences, Making Home a Safe Harbor
Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively
Which Came First? The Behavior Problems, or the Poor Sleep?

Emotional Well Being and Regulation
To Be Happier, Do One Creative Thing Every Day
Scientific Argument Against Making Weekend Plans
It’s Possible to Teach Yourself to Be More Optimistic
The Rationality of Rage
The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking
Worried? You’re Not Alone
Here’s the Most Effective Way to Say No to Things You Don’t Want to Do
Why You Should Learn to Say “No” More Often
Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones
How to Build Resilience in Midlife

Sleep Difficulties
How to Fall Asleep Faster
Online Therapy for Insomnia
To Stick to a Bedtime, Think of Sleep Like Exercise

Mindfulness and Controlled Breathing
The Benefits of Controlled Breathing
In Mindfulness, a Method to Sharpen Focus and Open Minds
How to be Mindful When You Are Angry

Nutrition
Americans and Nutritionists Disagree About What’s Healthy
Why Nutrition News Contradicts Itself
Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic
After “The Biggest Loser,” Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

Relationships
Why People Stay in Unhappy Relationships
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person
So You’re Not Desirable…

Social Media
Yes, Quitting Facebook May Make You Happier
Is Social Media Disconnecting Us From the Big Picture?
Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

Resources

Addiction and Recovery
Addictions: American Psychological Association
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Center for Internet Addiction
SAMHSA Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA Treatment and Recovery
SMART Recovery

Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Anxiety: American Psychological Association
Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): NIMH
Panic Disorder: Answers to Your Questions
Social Anxiety Support

Associations and Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Institute of Mental Health
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA: Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD
Cogmed: Working Memory Training
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
NYU Summer Program for Kids with ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
ChildHelp
National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Children with Special Needs
Advocates for Children
Resources for Children with Special Needs
NYU Summer Program for Kids with ADHD
The Quad Manhattan: Services for Twice Exceptional Children

Depression
Understanding Depression: APA
Bipolar Disorder: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Depression
Depression and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Diagnosis
Controversial Issues for the Future DSM-V
ICD-10 Codes
Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
National Center for PTSD
Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy
Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma
Psychodynamic Treatment for PTSD

Eating Disorders
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journals and Magazines
Psychology Today
Psych Central

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions: www.drugs.com
Medications: FDA
Medications: PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference)
Multivitamins

Personality Disorders
MentalHelp.net: Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders: Focus Adolescent Services
Personality Disorder Institute: Weill/Cornell University

Efficacy of Psychotherapy
Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis – The New York Times
Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia – The New York Times

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA: Suicide Prevention
SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

Women’s Mental Health Resources
Center for Reproductive Psychology
Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.
Postpartum Support International
Seleni Institute

Additional Mental Health Resources
1-800-LIFENET
NYU Child Study Center
Child Mind Institute

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