• New Clients

    What to expect in therapy

    At Harbor Counseling Services, you will find a comfortable and warm environment. Therapy works best when you can commit to seeing your clinician once a week for at least 4 weeks. Often times, clients find that if too much time passes in between sessions, they spend a lot of time recapping previous sessions and re-establishing their relationship with their clinician. After 4 weekly sessions, you and your clinician can discuss progress toward your goals and determine the frequency of sessions moving forward.

    After setting up your account up with a member of our Admin Team, you will receive an email containing a link to a secure client portal. In the portal, you will review our intake paperwork, electronically sign it, and fill out a questionnaire about yourself. Filling out the intake paperwork ahead of time will allow your clinician to review your goals for therapy and get to know your needs ahead of time in order to maximize your time during your first session. We request that the intake paperwork be completed within 48 hours of setting up your account. Once your set-up documents have been completed and insurance (if it is being used) has been verified, we will contact you to schedule your first appointment with your therapist.

    Seventy-two hours before your appointment, you will receive an email from our automatic system, reminding you of your appointment. While our office location is temporarily closed, we will see all of our clients through Teletherapy. In your reminder email for your appointment, there will be a link to your video session.  Please follow the directions in your initial email detailing how to set up telehealth sessions.  If you encounter any difficulties, please text our office number at (916) 425-7733.

    Don’t hesitate to setup a FREE telephone consultation TODAY!