GETTING STARTED


1. Schedule a free phone consultation

The first step is to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Lauren Helm to help determine whether the psychological services she offers or other community resources may be a good fit for your needs. You may schedule this free phone 15 minute phone consultation using the SimplePractice® secure online scheduling portal. If there are no appointments available for phone consultations, this means that unfortunately, Dr. Helm does not have openings for new clients at this time. Please feel free to check back later, or find other local mental health resources here.

2. SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON INITIAL EVALUATION APPOINTMENT

For individual therapy: The first few meetings will be devoted to diagnostic assessment, formulation, and treatment planning. Dr. Lauren Helm will assess for current and past symptoms, and learn about your personal history, and goals for the future to formulate a uniquely tailored conceptualization and treatment plan that takes into account the interplay between biological, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual factors. This is also a time for you to get to know Dr. Lauren Helm's style, so that you can get a feel for her approach to therapy to see if it is a good fit for you. Referrals may also be made at this point, if other treatments, therapists, or a higher level of care may be recommended or requested.

3. GET STARTED 

If services offered at Rise Psychology are a good fit, Dr. Lauren Helm will help you get scheduled for weekly psychotherapy treatment sessions.

4. THAT'S IT!

Congratulations! You've taken a big first step in making your healing and growth a priority. Dr. Lauren Helm is honored to be of support to you on your life-journey!