Contact us before completing and submitting a new client packet
There are several forms that make up the new client packet that you will need to complete. We have tried to make this process as easy as possible by having our forms available to complete online below.
If it is difficult for you to complete the paperwork online, please call us. We can complete the forms together over the phone.
Let us know if you have any issues accessing the forms. You can contact us using the message box below (or email) and we will provide you with the appropriate links to complete the new client packet.
NOTE: all of our questionnaires and forms ask for your email as the first question. This initial email request is so that you can be sent a copy of your responses and completed forms to keep for your records.
About Creative Arts Therapy
The power of the arts to heal is tremendous. It doesn’t matter if you come to expressive and creative arts therapy with experience in an art area such as formal schooling or a degree, taking classes, or years of a hobby or craft, or if you come with no formal training in the arts—but love to listen to music, or love to dance, or to draw and paint, love reading mysteries, practice yoga, meditation, or mindfulness, secretly write poetry that no one reads. Creative arts therapies use all of these arts areas and more, according to the interests and preferences of each individual.
Many of our clients opt to work using a combination of different arts areas—it’s always the client’s choice.
Creative arts areas include music and sound, painting and the visual arts, dance and movement, yoga, mindfulness, cooking and culinary arts, gardening and horticulture arts, language arts and the written and spoken word, and more!
The New Client Packet (for all Non-Massachusetts Residents)
Basic Information—name, address, phone, email, etc.
Life, Status, Health, & Mental Health assessment questions
Environmental Illness (EI) assessment questions (symptoms, history, exposures, reactions)
Do not complete this form until after the initial assessments have been completed and you and your counselor have agreed to continue working together. Typically this happens in the second or third session.
- Read and download Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) Code of Ethics – International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)
- Policy Statement to sign (usually done during the 2nd session)
IMPORTANT: Do not share confidential or personal information in any communication or message you may leave.
The Counseling Center at CELA responds to mail, emails, voicemail messages as quickly as possible, typically within two to three business days.
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