New Clients/Intake Packet & Insurance

Welcome.  Thank you for taking the time to read the following.  These procedures are very typical for entering psychotherapy.  I look forward to meeting you.

In order to make a first time appointment it is best to completely fill out the intake paperwork by clicking the ‘Intake Packet’ link (below) and fax it to (805) 830-1560 or email it to me at

Additionally, it is important that you bring me a copy of your insurance card (front and back) before the first session.  I highly recommend faxing it to me before the first session.  Blow the image up to 140% so that it is legible by fax.  Be sure to write your name (and any other family member who will be in therapy) and date of birth (for each person) below the card image as well as your cell phone number.  Another option is to take a picture of it with your smart phone and e-mail it to me with your name(s) & DOB(s).  This will be sent to my billing service who will analyze your benefits and provide an estimate as to your co-pay (HMO) or reimbursement rate (PPO).

I have a waiting list, but I am very good at getting people in quickly.  By faxing/photo me the information above it assures you a spot in the waiting list so that you can enter my schedule rotation as soon as possible.  Anybody in a crisis is seen right away and the schedule is worked out later.

My billing service will check your benefits and submit all paperwork to your PPO

Thomas Carver MA LMFT – Intake Packet