We ask that you please arrive 15 minutes prior to your initial session with your completed forms to complete additional paperwork.
You must bring two signed consent forms from your intake packet with you at the time of your intake appointment, or you will not be seen for your scheduled appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I cannot get a signed “consent for treatment” from my child’s other parent?
Exceptions include an order of sole legal custody, court-ordered treatment, or death certificate; all would require documentation on the day of intake. If you are unsure if your documents qualify, you should fax them to the office prior to your appointment. If you are not in contact with your child’s other parent, consent for treatment can be handled through a lawyer and/or can be mailed/faxed separately to the office prior to your appointment.
How do I know what therapist is right for me?
To begin counseling services, our intake specialist will gather all the necessary information. If you have a therapist preference, let the office know. The Clinical Director will then match you with a therapist that is best suited to meet your needs, based on your concerns, insurance participation, and availability.
What happens in the first session?
During your first appointment, your therapist will meet with you to discuss your current situation and concerns, obtain background history, and explore what you are hoping to accomplish by coming for therapy. She will explain how therapy will work for you/your family and help you agree on treatment goals. For clients 13 and under, the first session will just be parent/s/guardian/s (no child). For clients 14 and over, the client is expected to be at the first session.
FairView Counseling requires our clients to follow the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
FairView Counseling accepts most insurance plans, some Pennsylvania CHIP programs, PayPal, and some EAP’s.
We DO NOT accept Medical Assistance or Medicare.
For our clients who do not have insurance, or their insurance does not cover our services, we offer payment using a Sliding Fee Scale which is determined by household income. More information is available about this plan by contacting our office.
1255 Perkiomen Avenue
Reading, PA 19602
9am - 8pm
Appointment Hours Vary