Your Intake Assessment: What to Expect

Greenwoods is unique because with your input we help determine what kind of help is best for you and we tailor referrals that are individualized for each person.  This is why the initial meeting or intake assessment is so important.

The intake assessment is a professional and confidential interview to help our clients make the best choice, no matter what their issues or difficulties may be. This meeting is held with a Professional Therapist who works with you to help with your concerns and to uncover any obstacles to seeking treatment.  Together, the Therapist and you develop a road map that is individualized and personal.

We ask about the problems that brought you to us, some personal and family history including any problems with health, legal issues, housing, etc.  Many times mental health issues are complicated by problems in everyday living.  It is important that we get a full picture of your individual story.  We want to know your strengths, as well as areas of concern and discomfort.  It is only with a complete story that we can make informed referrals.

We will see you promptly to make sure that you can get the help you need as quickly as possible.  We have no waiting list. Most of our intake assessment meetings take place in our main offices in Litchfield, CT.

The providers who make up Greenwoods’ network are all licensed, skilled professionals.  We offer a large selection of expertise in a variety of areas including treatment for depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, trauma, bereavement, children’s behavioral problems, parenting, substance use and abuse, and many others.

We will work with you as long as it takes to find the right person.  After the intake assessment, we offer up to two carefully chosen names of clinicians. It is your choice who to see.  If for some reason, neither referral works out, we encourage you to contact us until we do find the right help.

The intake assessment also includes a discussion about any financial barriers.  You may qualify for a subsidy to help offset the costs of treatment.  The clinician who does the assessment will also answer questions about insurance and co-pays.