Treatment Agreement

Amber M. Gross LCPC, MS, RPT

Counseling Services

136 Maine Street Suite 6

Brunswick, ME  04011

207.835.1032

 
Introduction:
I have a Masters of Science degree in Counseling obtained from the University of Southern Maine.  I currently am an LCPC, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

 
I am trained for work with individuals including children, adolescents, and adults.   I believe that building a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship is the foundation for growth.  I utilize a variety of techniques depending on your level of comfort and your needs.  With children I employ various play therapy techniques.
 
Orientation & Treatment Methods:
People come to counseling often because they want something to be different in their lives.  The counseling process can be fun and exciting, but it can also be challenging and even painful. Basic to my approach is a respect for a person and his or her ability to grow and change and the goal will ultimately be to bring about some positive change in your life.

At the initial session, I will conduct a comprehensive assessment where I will ask questions about your history, past and present level of functioning, and areas of concern.  I will then make a clinically appropriate diagnosis and as a team we will collaborate on a treatment plan to include goals that will best support your needs.

Confidentiality:  
Our meetings will be confidential.  This means that your identity and the content of our meetings is protected by law and by ethical practice guidelines.  However, there are a number of exceptions to this confidentiality:
 
1.  Threat of serious harm to self or others
2.  Reasonable suspicion of child abuse, or abuse of elder or any incapacitated person.
3.  Court order
4.  Voluntary release signed by client or guardian.
5.  In defense against legal action or formal complaint which client makes before a court or
    regulatory board.
6.  During supervisory consultations.
 


Supervision:
An important part of the counseling profession is that clinicians get regular supervision from another licensed professional in the field.  I will be receiving supervision, at least one hour for every thirty client hours.


Fees:
My fees are $90.00 for individual counseling sessions.  I am available to see clients on Wednesdays and Fridays at 136 Maine Street, Suite 6, in Brunswick, Maine.  Co-pays are due on the day of service.  Therapy sessions typically last for 50 minutes.  Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you.  It is therefore important that you be on time.

Accountability:
The practice of counseling is regulated by the Department of Professional and Finance Regulation.
Complaints may be registered by contacting:
 
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333
(207)624.8674




                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                 
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