General Instructions for Forms
Blank forms will be available in the waiting room but please arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment to give yourself enough time to complete them.
If you would like to complete the forms before our first appointment you can print them out and complete them by hand and bring them with you to our first appointment. This is useful as it can give you extra time to really give some thought to your history, what you are currently experiencing and your goals for therapy.
If you would like to complete the forms online, use the online form links below but please submit them by the evening before our appointment to give me time to look through them before our session.
All Information that is submitted using the online forms is encrypted and secure to protect your sensitive data. After completing the online forms you will be emailed a PDF containing your responses.
If you wish to pay by credit card and/ or want me to submit a claim to your insurance on your behalf, please also complete those forms.
Initial Assessment Forms
The following forms all need to be completed for our first session – the Initial Assessment Form, the Patient Information Sheet and the HIPAA Privacy Information & Confidentiality Form.
Please click on the links below to complete the forms by either printing, completing by hand and bring to our first appointment or submitting information using the online forms prior to our first appointment.
Please complete any of the mood inventories below that are relevant to your symptoms.
Please note that these checklists are part of Dr. Allen’s assessment for new clients and are not meant as a diagnostic tool for people who are not Dr. Allen’s clients.
Using Medical Insurance Benefits
If we meet in my office and you would like me to submit your insurance claim to your insurance company electronically on your behalf please download the Insurance Submission form below. Click here for more information about using medical insurance benefits.
Alternatively, I can provide you with a monthly statement called a superbill which is a detailed receipt that you submit yourself and provides all the information insurance companies need to create a claim and you can potentially get some reimbursement. Remote sessions using phone or video-conferencing cannot be submitted to your insurance company electronically but I can provide you with a monthly superbill.
Credit Card Payment Authorization
Please use this form if you would like to authorize session payments using your credit or debit card. I use a credit card system through Chase bank that securely keeps your information on file to be accessed for the session fee after each session. This means you do not have to complete the information at every session. I accept Visa & Mastercard. Amex is not accepted at this time.
Consent To Communicate With Your Other Healthcare Providers
Please complete the Consent to Release Information Form below if you would like me to be able to communicate or release information regarding your therapy to other doctors or for disability records.
Weekly Unhelpful Thought Diaries
An important part of Cognitive Therapy is keeping track of unhelpful thoughts (also called cognitions). Together we will look at where theses types of thoughts come from, how they are holding us back and how to reframe them in a way that improves mood. The Thought Diary can be downloaded below and gives a structured way to identify unhelpful negative thoughts. Side 2 gives a list of questions that help us challenge these unhelpful negative thoughts.