Another Person in the Treatment Room
This kind of work is not the easiest thing to describe and a good way to satisfy a family member or friend’s curiosity is to let them watch treatment sessions or you may simply feel more comfortable with another person with you. You are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you to any treatment session.
When young people less than 18 years of age are treated, a parent or grandparent or other designated adult family member/guardian is required to be in the room at all times.
In addition to teaching continuing education classes for other therapists, at times I invite selected licensed individuals to work with me in my office. Sometimes the invited therapist simply observes, while on other occasions we may work four-handed. Some clients consider a second therapist in the treatment room a bonus and others prefer private treatment sessions. There is no cost nor time difference to your appointment. On a part time basis, an assistant works for me in the treatment room in an administrative capacity only.
You will be asked prior to your appointment for permission for an additional therapist in the room and you are welcome to change your mind at any time.
If you are working with another healthcare practitioner of any kind, you are welcome to invite that practitioner to be present during your treatment session. Please advise me in advance if you plan to bring another therapist.