Michael Feeley, PhD

Licensed Psychologist -- Caring and Compassionate Help with Problems and Goals.

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Getting Started

1. Schedule an Appointment!

If you would like an initial (free) consult appointment, please go to my client web portal and pick an available time that is good for you. When I receive your appointment request, I will get back to you and confirm the appointment. I will then call you at the time you picked.

You can also call me at 888-933-3539 to request an appointment, but that runs the risk of phone tag.

2. Our Initial Conversation

The purpose of the initial conversation is to make sure I am qualified to help you with the issues you want help with. If I am not qualified to help you, I will let you know and we can talk about how to find someone who is. We need to discuss my availability and how to handle telephone and video sessions. We also need to discuss how you will pay for sessions.

3. Working on the Intake Packet

If you think I can help you, and I think I can help you, I will setup an account on my patient portal for you and you can complete the intake packet. This is a set of forms (three of which are listed below under the heading of Informed Consent). The forms include the Notice of Privacy Practices (aka the HIPAA Privacy Notice, which is the first one that needs to be completed), my Practice Brochure, Telepsychology Brochure, as well as demographic data, emergency contact information, and goals you would like us to work on. The intake packet includes information about me, who I am and who I am not. It also includes information about what you can expect from sessions with me as well as benefits and risks of sessions. This is all part of what is called "Informed Consent" -- making sure you know what you are getting into. The forms can be read and "e-signed" on the client portal.

4. Beginning Regular Sessions

Once I have received your signed consent forms, we can schedule a regular appointment and get started.

Our early work together will involve:

Things we need to set-up for sessions

There are some things we need to have in place in order to work together.

Phone Sessions

We can have sessions by phone or video. If we use phone calls, you give me a phone number and when our appointment time comes, I call you. Simple.

Video Sessions

For video sessions you will need a PC, laptop, tablet or cell phone with a camera. You will need to use a web browser on a PC, laptop or cell phone and login to my client portal. If problems arise, I'll be happy help.

Informed Consent

"Informed Consent" refers to you understanding what being in therapy is about. Below are some of the forms in the intake packet. Reading them will give you a good idea of who I am as a psychologist, what I can and cannot do. I also need to know some things about you and you need to give me permission to handle your information in various ways. You need to know the limits of confidentiality and what our agreement to work together looks like.

How to contact me

There are two ways to contact me:

I would be happy to speak with you.

Sincerely,

Mike Feeley