Scratching the Surface
The third level of care is a consultation. This type of care is a one time only appointment with no expectation of an ongoing relationship. It is not therapy and should not be treated as such. It is also not coaching and should not be seen as such. It should be treated as a time to have an assessment or answer a question or find out options. One of the options that may be given is for therapy and one of the options may be talking about what therapy with me can do to help. You are under no obligation to see me for therapy and I will give you referrals to other clinicians who could be helpful as well. I will attempt to keep these consultations confidential but as it is not therapy, there is no obligation to do so. Consultations can be done in office or by video chat.