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New Client Information

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I'm glad you found me.

Beginning therapy can be a difficult call to make, but the process for becoming a new client here is decidedly easy, and the benefits of therapy are great.

Before you come in the first time:

Step 1: REGISTER AS A NEW CLIENT if you are ready to book an appointment, or call (210)831-1282 to request a call back if you have any questions.  Your first session will either be an Initial Consultation or a qEEG.  Regardless of the type of session it will last 2 hours.

- Initial Consultation: Individual or Couples Therapy, or as an information session if you are uncertain about beginning neurofeedback or wish to discuss treatment planning.

- qEEG:  Also known as a brain map or quantitative electroencephalograph, a qEEG is the assessment done prior to beginning neurofeedback.

Step 2: You can read my Informed Consent and Privacy Policies on this website, and an additional copy will be available in your client portal.

Step 3: Fill out and submit the forms found in your client portal at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.


Your First Session

Let's get to know each other and discuss your treatment options!

Regardless of whether you schedule an Initial Consultation or qEEG, we will talk about your therapy goals and your reasons for coming in.  I will  answer any clinical questions you have, and make sure I am a good fit for you.  After that, you'll continue with your session!

Initial Consultation

This appointment type is appropriate if:

1. You are coming for your first Couples Therapy session.

2. You are coming for your first Individual Therapy session.

3. You are considering Neurofeedback or Biofeedback but you have a bunch of questions before setting up a qEEG.

4. You are going to do Neurofeedback, but your case is very complicated or unusual.

5. You are transferring from another counselor or Neurofeedback provider.

6. You have already had a qEEG done somewhere else but want to do neurofeedback with us.


This appointment type is appropriate if:

1. You are going to do Neurofeedback and you don't feel like you have a lot of questions that you need to talk to Dr. Novian about.

2. You have done Neurofeedback in the past but you have not had a qEEG in the last 6 months. 

3. Your primary goal is to see what parts of your brain are operating outside of the normal range.

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