Staff MB Consultation, Referral & Consent Form for Individual Mental Health Counseling (To be filled out by potential client, client's guardian or by Mindful Bodies counselor)
After you have completed this form, please email staff@mindfulbodies.net & one of them will email you, within 7 business days, to schedule a $Free consultation session on Zoom. You may also contact Shawnta (pronounced Shawn Tay) Wright at 919-812-3172 or swright@mindfulbodies.net. Please note that Mindful Bodies is only insured and licensed to provide consultation & counseling services to people who live in NC.
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Which Therapist Do You Want to See?
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Which Mindful Bodies counseling service does the client want?
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My First and Last Name is: (please indicate if the name you want to be called is different than your "government name". If you are seeking couple's counseling, please type both partners names. if you are the parent of the client, please list your name and your child's name)
My Cell Phone Number is (if you are seeking couples counseling, please list both partners cell phone numbers):
My Email is (if you are seeking couple's counseling, please list both partners email addresses)
Client Mailing Address: (this information will only be used to send forms to client - if needed). Please note that Mindful Bodies is only licensed and insured to provide consultation and counseling services to people who reside in NC
Client Date of Birth: (If you are seeking couple's counseling, please list both partners birthdates)
Client Age: If you are seeking couple's counseling, please list both partners ages)
Client Gender Expression/ Gender Identity:
Client Race/ Ethnicity
Client Marital/ Relationship Status
Is Client a Parent? If yes, how many children do you have?
How did you hear about Mindful Bodies Mental Health Counseling services? (from a friend, from another therapist, from psychology today, from social media, etc)
Mindful Bodies accepts payments from EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) companies but does not currently accept any medical insurance for session payment . We are not currently paneled with any insurance companies but we may do so in the future. We accept private pay so clients will pay out of pocket for their sessions . Some clients have been able to use their Health Savings Account (HSA) , which is provided to them by their jobs, to pay for sessions. We offer sliding fee scale (pay between $35 to the $100 full session rate to see fully Licensed & Associates level Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) . If clients agree to see a Mindful Bodies Master's Level intern then their counseling sessions are $free of cost
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Do you need to use our sliding fee scale ($35 - $100 per session) for your mental health counseling sessions? Payments for sessions will be made at www.mindfulbodies.net
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If you selected "yes" for the sliding fee scale. How much can you afford to pay ($35 - $100) for you sessions. Please do not worry about shortchanging Mindful Bodies. We want to make sure counseling is affordable for everyone who seeks out our services.
Please list all of client's past or present mental health diagnoses. Please specify if your are currently experiencing mental health diagnoses or if the diagnosis has been treated and you are no longer experiencing problems.
Has the client had any past or present suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts (please explain). If you are having suicidal thoughts right now, please contact 911 or contact the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Has the client been hospitalized for mental health concerns (please explain)
Client Substance Use Disorder & Addictions History (includes past & current problems with diagnoses (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, pornography, gaming, internet addictions, etc.)
Please list client’s strengths & positive traits. Mindful Bodies counselors help our clients build on their strengths.
Please describe the client’s support system (family, community, friends, etc)
Reason(s) for Seeking Individual or Couple's Counseling Mental Health Counseling (check all options that apply . also, please note that the following question will allow you to more fully elaborate on your needs)
Please include any additional reasons that the client is seeking counseling or elaborate on the boxes that you checked above (also, please indicate if the client is mandated to participate in counseling by the court system, child protective services, etc.)
What does the client want to gain, overall, from counseling (please list your short term, medium term & long term counseling goals)
Has the client been in therapy in the past or is the client currently in therapy?
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What are the client's thoughts, beliefs or feelings about therapy or the therapy process? It can be important to address barriers to therapy in the consultation session.
Do you want Virtual or In-Person Counseling Sessions? You can elaborate on your preferences on the following question.
Please elaborate, if needed, on your preference for Virtual or In-Person counseling sessions
What time of the day / week are you available to meet for counseling sessions? This question allows you to check multiple options .
Please elaborate, if needed, on the time of day / week that you are available for counseling sessions
Please list any additional pertinent client information that you want to share with Mindful Bodies:
Qualifications: Mindful Bodies counselors are Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associates (LCMHCA), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCS) & interns/ practicum students who are supervised by their University professors & by Mindful Bodies staff . If you are dissatisfied with the services of Mindful Bodies clinical staff, contact Shawnta (pronounced Shawn Tay) Wright at 919-812-3172 or swright@mindfulbodies.net. You also have the right to report your complaint to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBLCMHC), PO Box 1369, Garner NC 27529, phone 919-661-0820). Please note that a copy of Mindful Bodies Disclosure Statement can be found at http://mindfulbodies.net/client-forms/ (under the services tab - then under the client forms tab)
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Services & Nature of Counseling: Mindful Bodies offers office-based & virtual mental health therapy to adults, children & teens for issues including but not limited to general weight management, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), disordered eating, emotional eating, domestic violence, sexual assault, self-esteem, assertiveness, life transitions, adolescent issues, family and couples issues, relationship issues, identity development, life/work balance, parenting, anxiety, depression, PTSD , stress management, Gottman Couple's Counseling & more. The Nature of Counseling: Counseling provides a safe, supportive & accepting space for self-exploration & growth. We strongly believe in a collaborative client-counselor relationship. Our approach to counseling is based on the theories of Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Wellness-Based Counseling, Mindfulness, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
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The Counseling Relationship: During the time that we work together we may meet in groups, in couples/ family sessions, or individually. Group sessions meet for 75 – 90 minutes & individual & couples sessions meet for 50 - 60 minutes. Some clients schedule individual and couples sessions on an as needed basis, or on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Our time spent together may be emotionally intimate but it is important to understand that our relationship is professional, not social. Our contact will be limited to the counseling sessions we arrange, except in the rare case of an emergency. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability & we are radically affirming - LGBTQ+ allies. We will refer you to another agency if the issues that you are experiencing are outside of the scope of our experience or training.
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Client Rights/ Termination: You are in control of your counseling experience & are free to end our relationship at any time. If you decide to end your counseling sessions, we ask that you discuss this decision with your Mindful Bodies therapist. All of our therapists are available to discuss the positive or negative effects of beginning, continuing or ending the counseling process. If you are dissatisfied with our services, please let us know. If we are not able to resolve your concerns together, you have the right to report your complaint to the North Carolina Board of Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBCMHC, PO Box 1369, Garner NC 27529, ph: 919-661-0820). Cancellations: If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. We reserve the right to charge you a $25 late cancellation fee. If you fail to attend 3 sessions without the appropriate notification, we may request to terminate our counseling relationship, at which time we will provide you with appropriate referrals to other counseling professionals.
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Confidentiality: Most of our communications are considered confidential & are protected by federal & state laws. There are some circumstances in which we are permitted or required to disclose information about you: a) you provide Mindful Bodies with your consent to release information; b) there is a reasonable suspicion that you are a threat to yourself or someone else; c) you disclose abuse or neglect of a child, elderly or disabled person; d) Mindful Bodies is ordered by the court to disclose information; or e) we are otherwise required by law to release information.
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Please note that all prospective counseling clients will 1st fill out this consultation/referral form then will schedule a $FREE consultation session on Zoom with a one of the Mindful Bodies mental health counselors to discuss the information on the referral form. The prospective client is encouraged to ask the counselor questions about their counseling experience & how they plan to help them achieve their goals. At the end of the consultation session, the counselor & prospective client will decide if they are a good fit for each other and both parties will decide if & when to schedule the 1st counseling session which can be held in-person at the Mindful Bodies office or on Zoom. The 1st counseling session will be an actual counseling session & will not be spent filling out forms. Mindful Bodies forms can be found at www.mindfulbodies.net under the services tab - then under the client forms tab.
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Please email staff@mindfulbodies.net now and state that you have completed your consultation form. A staff member will email or text you back, within 7 business days, to schedule your $free consultation on Zoom. Consultation sessions take between 30 - 60 minutes and will help the prospective client and counselor decide if they are a good clinical fit for each other.
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