Alan Asher, M.C.
Treatment Planning and Implementation
A Team Process
My method of treatment planning is to talk together about where you are (assessment of issues) and where you’d like to be (outcome goals) and how you’ll get there (plans, change-ideas, “homework” to try out between sessions). We’ll review where you are (assessment) where you’d like to be (goals) and change plans (methods) every session. You are the most important person in this process (or you and yours if this is a couple or family). You have the most power over your own change process and my goal is to support your change. I keep notes about this process every session in psychotherapy notes which receive special protection status under Federal Privacy rules.
Note: Insurance companies (if you are using yours), when doing a review often request a treatment plan. When this occurs, I provide a summary: diagnosis, procedure codes (i.e., individual and relational therapy), goals, I use generic goals to protect your privacy—i.e., reduce anxiety, reduce relational tension, restore relational trust, I indicate medication if any.
I understand and accept the treatment planning process outlined above.
Many insurance companies want you to have your primary care physician notified that you are entering counseling. The choice is yours.
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