Appointments

Appointment Hours:  Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm 

                               
SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS
 
     When calling for an initial appointment, indicate the best time to reach you and what days or times are best for appointments, as I may be with another client at the time. Though I will do my best to get back with you as soon as possible, that may not be until the next day or two. 

     For your first appointment, there are four forms to complete:  (Intake Form, Billing Information Privacy and Confidentiality  and Office Policy).  If you are going to participate in telehealth sessions, there is also the Telehealth Services and Consent form to complete.  You can arrive early or stay later to complete them, download the forms and bring them with you, or download and email them to mydrcheriebd@gmail.com.  If you would like to type the forms and are using a PC - just click "arrow", "open", "fill & sign", and "sign".  If using an ipad/Mac/iphone - first download the app Adobe Fill & Sign, then click "arrow", "more", "Adobe Fill & Sign", and the "pen tip" for the signature.  You may also just click "arrow" and print off the forms to complete by hand. 

     If you are using insurance, you will need to find out from them what your copay, coinsurance, or deductible is and whether you need an authorization number from them.
 
     It is best to meet weekly for the first several sessions because it takes some time for the relationship to develop and to learn what works best for you.  Then sessions may be stretched to two weeks or so, as you make progress and as you use time outside of therapy to practice strategies.  If you are experiencing a crisis it may be important to meet more than once in the same week.    
 
     Some people find it more convenient to schedule their appointments for the same time each week or to schedule sessions a month in advance.  That way you know there is time set aside for you and it can be put into your schedule easier.
Appointments are scheduled for 45 or 55 minute sessions, sometimes determined by insurance coverage.  This allows time to complete necessary paperwork or phone calls, plus if a client is in crisis and the appointment runs over, there is some time to allow for this and additional appointments should be close to schedule.  You can request that your name be put on a waiting list in case there is a cancellation or time that opens up that you would prefer.
 
  
 

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Cherie Baetz-Davis,
Aug 18, 2017, 7:05 PM
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Cherie Baetz-Davis,
Aug 18, 2017, 6:25 PM
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Cherie Baetz-Davis,
Aug 18, 2017, 7:05 PM
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Cherie Baetz-Davis,
Aug 18, 2017, 7:06 PM
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Cherie Baetz-Davis,
Aug 18, 2017, 7:07 PM