Some paperwork will be required before starting your first appointment at iHope. You can find it all on this page. Four documents are required before your first session can begin. This includes (1) your Intake Form, (2) your counselor’s Informed Consent, (3) the iHope Communications Policy, and (4) the iHope Financial Policies.
Please download and complete the paperwork below, and bring it with you to your first appointment. (Just let us know if you prefer to arrive 20-30 minutes early and complete the paperwork here in our lobby.) Since the paperwork is required before starting your intake session, doing it ahead of time allows your counselor to focus the majority of your first appointment on getting to know you well, instead of filling out paperwork together.
First: The Intake Form
This form provides your counselor with basic contact information, goals and concerns, and background information. Please download and complete the Intake Form below that best matches the type of counseling you are seeking.
- Intake Form (for clients ages 14+ seeking counseling for themselves)
- Child Intake Form (for parents seeking counseling for their child)
- Couples Intake Form (if you intend to come together for couples/marital counseling)
Second: Your counselor’s Informed Consent
This document provides you with helpful information about your counselor’s background, qualifications, approach to counseling, and also covers our confidentiality policies and other helpful information. Please download the Informed Consent for your assigned counselor, and review it ahead of your first appointment. Your counselor will review it with you and answer any questions in your first appointment.
- Informed Consent -Jessica Hayes, MS, LPC, LMFT
- Informed Consent -Meryl Nesbit, MA, M.ED
- Informed Consent -Reeves Cannon, MA, LPC, BCPCC
- Informed Consent -Joanna Refvem, LPC
- Informed Consent – Jennifer Almers, MA, LPCA
- Informed Consent – Darlynn Coates, MACMHC, LPCA
If you aren’t sure who your counselor is, just give us a call at 843-702-0323 to confirm.
Third: Our iHope Policies
These two documents are both required because they inform you about our Communications Policies and Financial Policies. This includes details like our pay structure, how/when to cancel a session, and more. Both are required to be reviewed and signed before or at your first session. Take note of any questions or concerns – your counselor will review this information with you before beginning counseling.