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.
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.
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.
Remote Sessions Using Teletherapy
If you wish to have our appointments using Teletherapy you must complete the Teletherapy Consent form. More information about appointments via telephone or using VSEE which is a HIPAA compliant “skype-like” platform can be found on the Telephone or Online Sessions page.
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.