Sean Slevin’s Availability (For New Clients)
Note: Current/previous clients please use the regular Availability form.
Note: I currently do not have any openings for New Clients. You are welcome to either check back in 3-6 weeks, or to try my colleague, Travis Kessell.
Welcome: I am glad that you are taking the step of seeking help. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to learn more about me and my counseling approach.
Location: My counseling office is located at 250 E. Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA (next to Burger King and across from Urban Exchange).
Fee, Insurance, and Cancellation Policy: My fee is a sliding-scale ($120 to $80), with discounts for incomes below $100,000/year. The first session is half-price (e.g., $60). The fee is per-session, not per-person, for up to three people present in a session. I accept Cash, Check or Online Payment (via Venmo, Zelle, etc.). I do not accept credit cards or health insurance, but I can provide monthly statements that you can use to seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier. Note that using health insurance (directly or indirectly) for counseling requires that you meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis, which then becomes a permanent part of your medical record. Please make your check out to “Transitions Counseling” (or pay online) prior to your visit in order to save time during your session. If you need to cancel your session, please give a minimum of 24 hours notice or you will be billed the full fee.
Session Length, 1st Session, and Paperwork: Sessions are normally 50 minutes long. My preference is to have new clients complete the required paperwork online prior to your first session. I use a secure online service which I will send you more information about once you are scheduled. If someone will be joining you (e.g., spouse, partner, friend) please be sure to include their name and email address below—each person attending fills out their own paperwork (so I will need to email them their instructions). If you would prefer to fill out the paperwork in-person you can let me know that in the Comments below (and you will want to plan to arrive earlier for your first session). If you are scheduling an Online Session please mention that in the Comments (I will assume you are coming for an In-Person Session unless you tell me otherwise).
Response Time and Crises/Emergencies: I respond to scheduling requests as quickly as possible (usually within a few business days). I do not provide 24-hour crisis hotline services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 911 or try the community emergency resources listed in the FAQ.
Using this Form: I recommend that you read the Guidelines and Tips for using the Availability form, and also note the Disclaimers regarding email confidentiality. If the times that you need are unavailable, please list them in the Comments and I will email you if they become available. Please remember that your session is not officially scheduled until you receive confirmation from me.
Additional Availability with Other Counselors at Transitions: If you have trouble finding Available times with me (Sean) please consider working with one of my Counseling Colleagues (such as Travis Kessell). We share similar beliefs, values and goals regarding our desire to better the world through counseling and psychology. In addition to what we share in common, we also each bring our own uniqueness (both in our personality mixes and in our areas of focus). Note that the below calendar is for scheduling with Sean Slevin—please visit the above links to schedule with any of Sean’s colleagues.
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Limitations of Email Confidentiality
Email is an inherently insecure communication method and thus I cannot guarantee the confidentiality of emails as they travel between my email account and yours. Emails are transmitted in an unencrypted format and thus can be intercepted by anyone wishing to do so. If you are concerned about this I encourage you to create a free account with encrypted email provider SendInc.com (you can use your existing email account). You can read more on the Disclaimers page.
Guidelines and Tips for using the Availability form.×
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The Availability form displays my current availability and enables you to make multiple selections from the available times and then send those to me as an email. You will first receive an automated reply acknowledging your request was successfully sent (if you do not receive the automated reply you may have entered your email address incorrectly). I will then personally reply to you as soon as I am able, confirming which time your session will be (or discussing alternatives if your requested times are no longer available). Remember that your session is not officially scheduled until you receive confirmation from me.
1st Time Visitors: Important Information.
~ Click a highlighted date on the calendar to see available times for that day. Today’s available times (if any) are displayed by default.
~ Select times that you can do by clicking on the time. Selected times will be highlighted (and are added to a List of Selected Times, below the calendar). To deselect a time click on it again (or click on the X for that time in the List of Selected Times).
~ If possible, select multiple times that you can do. This helps ensure that you get a time slot in the event that other clients request the same time.
~ “Star” (*) your most preferred time or times. If all of the times you have selected are equal in preference then you do not need to star any of them (i.e., “starring” a time gives it priority over other times you have also selected). You can also use the Comments field to further explain your preferences as necessary.
~ My preferred times on a given day are displayed in bold (in the event that some of the available times are equally appealing to you).
Also read the Tips for using the Availability form.
1st Time Visitors:
~ If this is your first time coming to the Transitions website (and especially if this is the very first page you have come to) I recommend that you visit the Home page and the FAQ to learn more about my counseling approach, my fees, how I handle insurance, etc.
~ When you are ready to contact me, please be sure to specify in the Comments field:
(1) if others will be joining you (I will assume your requested session is to be for yourself only unless you tell me otherwise); and
(2) if your session is to be an Online Session (I will assume you are coming for an In-Person session unless you tell me otherwise).
Return to the Guidelines for using the Availability form.
~ Today’s date is outlined on the calendar.
~ You can click on the Month heading (or swipe the Calendar left or right) to switch between months (if more than one month is available).
~ You can swipe left or right in the Available Times panel to switch between available dates.
~ You can Star (*) and Unstar times from within your list of Selected Times.
~ Clicking on the Date of a time that is in your list of Selected Times will display that Date’s available times again, including times you may not have selected (i.e., it is the same effect as clicking on that Date on the Calendar).
~ You can highlight Dates on the Calendar in blue that contain Afternoon/Evening Times (4 pm and later). This will also outline those Times in blue when they are displayed. This can help you focus on those dates and times if you can only do Afternoon/Evening times.
Also read the Guidelines for using the Availability form.
You have indicated that you are a New Client (i.e., this will be your 1st counseling session at Transitions) and you have requested a session time for Today. Please note the following:
~ I do not take insurance, and payment (cash, check or online) is due at the beginning of each session. Please visit the Home page and the FAQ for information about fees and other common questions.
~ I normally have clients fill out the 1st Session Paperwork online (I will send you an email with instructions). If you will not be able to complete the paperwork online prior to your requested session time please inform me (via the Comments field) and I can then leave a hard copy of the paperwork in the Waiting Room for you to fill out when you arrive (in which case I recommend that you plan to come about 10 minutes early to fill out the paperwork).