Many first-time clients wonder what to expect during our time together and may have anxiety around their first visit. The first visit is 50 minutes long for individuals, 75 minutes in duration for couples and families. During that time, I’ll begin the process of gathering background information about you, your family, and current situation.
I will want to hear from each individual in the room (if you come with your partner and/or family members) what they feel the problem is. This will help us create a plan and goal for treatment.
Some of our time together in the first session will be spent reviewing the parameters of our relationship and your rights to privacy as detailed in the Informed Consent. Any questions you have about therapy, the process, my background and training can also be addressed during the first visit.
Please review and complete the following forms prior to your first visit: Informed Consent, Client History Form, and New Client Intake.
Please call (805) 565-6057 to schedule your first appointment.
$175 per 50 minute session; longer sessions are prorated at the same rate. Payment by check or cash is due at the time of service. There is a sliding scale fee for those in need.
Although Dr. Gurney does not accept insurance, many of her clients get reimbursed from their insurance company. Call and ask your insurance what their reimbursement rate is for “out-of-network mental health providers.”
222 E. Canon Perdido Street, Suite 207B
Santa Barbara, CA 93103