Getting Started

Phone Consultation

Prior to scheduling our first appointment, we will set up a brief phone consultation to discuss your presenting concerns, to see if they fall within the scope of my practice, and to answer any questions you have. During this conversation we will decide if it makes sense to move forward and set up an initial appointment.

Before our First Session

Prior to our first session, I will ask you to complete the required intake paperwork. A link to a HIPAA compliant and secure practice management platform called Simple Practice will be e-mailed to you. You can manage your appointments and billing through your own Client Portal. You will get an email reminder of your session which will include a link to our video session through Simple Practice.


We will schedule your next appointment at the end of our session each week. Depending on both of our schedules we may be able to meet at the same time every week or we may schedule our sessions during a different day/time each week.

Frequency of Sessions

A minimum of one weekly session for the first four weeks will be planned. Switching to twice a month or monthy sessions will be be decided together based on progress.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please let me know at least 24 business hours in advance, otherwise you will be responsible for the missed appointment.

Patricia Bolen LMHC
Port Townsend WA