I have tried to simplify the paperwork in this process so that treatment can focus on you as much as possible, but I never skimp on getting a history because that is very useful and could save us time in the long run. Before your first session you would fill out a history questionnaire that takes about 20 minutes.
You can download the Adult History Questionnaire from the Forms page of my website. Print it, fill it out at your leisure and bring it with you to your first session, or you can come early before your first session and fill it out in my waiting room. We will review this together before you create the goals you want to work on in treatment. If you are coming for couples counseling, each of you should fill out your own form.
If you are bringing a minor child in for treatment, there are two forms: one the child fills out about him/herself Student History Questionnaire and one that you would fill out about the child Parent Questionnaire.