After your initial telephone contact with Dr. Imber, she will ask you to complete an intake packet to provide further information about current symptoms, medical and family history, home life, and educational background. This information is very important, since the assessment process is personalized and since sometimes investigation of one issue can lead to the discovery or explanation of others. Dr. Imber will review this information before your first meeting. The initial appointment is usually between 1 and 2 hours long. The purpose of this meeting is for you to get your questions answered about the assessment process, highlight the issues and questions that you hope the evaluation will address, and to provide Dr. Imber with any other information she requires to plan an individualized assessment.
If you are seeking treatment such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy services, you will still need to complete an abbreviated intake packet and come to an initial interview. This meeting is the starting point for identifying the issues to address in treatment, as well as any other issues that could affect your ability to participate in treatment at this time.
At the end of the intake process, we will decide together which service best suits your current needs. If neuropsychological, educational, and/or psychological testing is indicated, we can discuss how to move forward. If you are seeking treatment for improving your attention and executive functioning skills, we can talk about the options this practice can offer you and whether these options are likely to be helpful for your situation. If a different service seems more appropriate (such as medication management, educational advocacy, etc.), Dr. Imber will be happy to give you suggestions and to facilitate appropriate referrals to other providers.