In our last mental health services article, we walked through how to become a mental health patient at Promise. Now we will share what you can expect from your first therapy session at Promise and answer some of your questions! Here are some common questions you might have about what your mental health appointment will look like at Promise:
What can I expect during my first mental health appointment at Promise?
If you are already a Promise patient, we will confirm your demographics and insurance information are up to date. We will have you fill out any forms that need updating such as a HIPPA form. From the Mental Health department, we will have an intake packet with:
- Mental Health Services Care Agreement: patient responsibility for appointment cost
- Therapy description of services
- Informed consent for therapy
- Our attendance policy
- A telehealth consent form: in case we ever need to see you over telehealth due to weather, etc.
- If you are a new Promise patient, you will be given some new patient forms from the receptionist in addition to the therapy forms mentioned above.
What’s the difference between doing therapy in person vs. through Telehealth?
- Coming into Promise for your appointment: On the day of your appointment, you will come in through our main doors on the North side of the building and check in with our front desk staff. They will help you get registered and hand you any forms that need to be completed. Once checked in, the therapist you will be seeing will come to the reception area to get you and walk you back to their therapy room.
- Coming into Promise for a telehealth appointment: This option is mostly for patients who have Osiris as their therapist but don’t have a private space in their home for therapy. On the day of your appointment, you will come in through our main doors on the North side of the building and check in with our front desk staff. They will help you get registered and hand you any forms that need to be completed. Once checked in, a staff member will come to the reception area to get you and walk you back to our telehealth room here at Promise. There, they will help you log into Klara or Zoom for your telehealth session.
- Telehealth from home: Once the appointment is scheduled, you will be sent a link to Klara or Zoom. It is a text that has a link to the platform. It will ask for date of birth confirmation to ensure confidentiality for the patients. Once on Klara, there will be an invitation you will use to connect on the day of your appointment.
Our mental health team is committed to joining you for every step of your mental health journey. From listening to your concerns, assessing your needs, and finding solutions that work for you, we will be with you for every step. Our Mental Health therapists provide a variety of sessions such as individual therapy, child therapy, adolescent therapy, couples therapy, online therapy, etc. Yaby Doornick, Osiris Ordaz, and Jennifer Plathe are specialized and trained in a variety of therapies such as A.R.T., EMDR, DBT, CBT, and many more.
Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Team
Promise Community Health Center offers a range of mental health services. Our mental health team collaborates with our patients to assess current coping skills, address emotional needs and work through lifelong patterns. These services are available on-site and by Telehealth by our mental health department.
Promise Community Health Center is proud to provide bilingual mental health therapy in northwest Iowa. Our bilingual therapist can provide mental health services in both English and Spanish. Promise also provides our patients with a mental health interpreter who is qualified to interpret into Spanish for Spanish speaking mental health patients. Our goal is to make sure that our patients are able to do mental health therapy in the language they feel most comfortable speaking. We are happy to have bilingual mental health therapists and counselors and a mental health interpreter to provide accessible and affordable bilingual therapy in Northwest Iowa.
What can Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center mental health therapists help with:
- Developing & exploring effective coping skills
- Addressing emotional needs
- Working through lifelong patterns
- Working through difficult life situations
- Developing better communication skills
- and so much more!
Our mental health therapists and counselors in Sioux Center provide many therapies including:
- Individual Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Women’s Issues Therapy
- Online Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our Promise mental health therapists are specialized and trained in many different therapies including:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- A.R.T.- Accelerated Response Therapy
- EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Art Therapy
- DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Generational Family Therapy
- Complex Trauma Therapy
- CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Services Therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
Our Sioux Center therapists and counselors are offering services to the following in our northwest Iowa communities:
- Children- Ages 8 and older
Some of our mental health therapy patients come from Sioux Center, Rock Valley, Inwood, and Rock Rapids. We also provide mental health therapy and counseling for patients from Boyden, Hull, Sheldon, George, Sibley, and Spencer. Patients needing mental health therapy or counseling also come from Le Mars, Orange City, Alton, Hawarden, and Hudson. Promise is proud to provide mental health therapy and counseling to northwest Iowa.