How to make an appointment
If you have never been seen at the Meridian Group before please complete this form to request a first appointment. You will be contacted by email or telephone within two business days to let you know what is available. All information is confidential. If you have any questions, call our office at 804-751-8644.Once you have made an initial appointment with one of our clinicians, please complete the online intake form prior to your visit. Go to the Forms page and complete the appropriate form.
What to expect during your first visit
Prior to your first visit, you will talk to your therapist on the telephone to discuss the reasons you or your child is seeking treatment or assessment and to arrange an initial appointment time. Your therapist will always talk with you first before making appointment to answer any questions you might have.
You will then be directed to download the intake questionnaires from the website that you may complete prior to the first visit. Bring those forms with you on the first visit, along with insurance information and any other documentation that you believe might be helpful. When you arrive for your appointment, let the receptionist know you are there and she will inform your therapist that you have arrived, will take your paperwork, and make a copy of your insurance card. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, you may ask the receptionist or your therapist.
During your first your first visit you will discuss the reasons you are seeking treatment or an assessment. Your therapist will ask you questions to help clarify your concerns and develop a plan of treatment. By the end of the initial interview, you will have a plan of action and determine the next step in treatment. This usually would be you or your child coming back to continue treatment. If psychological testing is part of the intervention, then that testing would usually be done on the second visit.