What to Expect From the Initial Intake Assessment
Before you can officially begin treatment at Petoskey Center, you will need to schedule an intake.
We encourage you to call to find out more about our program and have an initial conversation with Dr. Markey. This will give you a better understanding of our programs/services and help our team collaborate with you to determine whether our program would be a good fit for your needs.
Upon scheduling an intake assessment, you will be sent forms to complete which we ask that you return to us on the day of or before your initial assessment. If you have had a psychological assessment or have recently discharged from the hospital, it can also be helpful to provide us with any report or discharge summaries.
During the actual face-to-face intake, you will meet with Dr. Jennifer Markey. Together, we will 1) explore your current physical, mental, and emotional difficulties, 2) identify how these issues impact your daily functioning, and 3) clarify your treatment goals. If we both agree that one of our services is a good next step in your treatment, then we determine an appropriate start date.
For some patients, it can be incredibly difficult to talk about and face the reality of their issues, but we will do our best to help you feel comfortable as you work to share your life experiences with us. At our mental health private practice, you can have the utmost degree of confidence that our team of expert therapists will respond to you with understanding and compassion at every turn.