Submit your completed Intake paperwork along with a copy of your photo ID.
To ensure encryption on both ends, use the access code provided in your welcome e-mail. This information must be on file prior to the start of our first wellness session, as it will give consent for treatment. Without your completed Intake + photo ID on file, we will not be able to proceed with services.
Lisbeth Marte, M.S., LMSW
R.R. Joseph, LMHC, C-RTM, C-tf-NLP, ti-CCYT
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Welcome to Telehealth Counseling. As clients are participating in Video Telehealth Counseling sessions online, it is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the area which they are occupying during sessions is quiet and electronically secure. Sessions will be conducted through a HIPAA-compliant platform. Client will be able to join each virtual session at the scheduled appointment time with the following link: https://sessions.psychologytoday.com/eowt
Please note, there are times in which other online platforms will be suggested for therapeutic activities. These platforms may not be HIPAA-compliant, and it is at the client's discretion to choose to participate.
Create and nurture the version of self you can admire most. • Envision and design your Quality World. • Process stressors/traumas and how they impact your life. • Equip yourself with mental and emotional tools to cope and live life on life’s terms. • Create simple, realistic, and attainable goals to effect change in your day-to-day life. • Love yourself, find your inspiration, and know your self-worth. • Develop your ability to change your perspective on displeasing or undesired changes in your life— present and future. • Implement efficient time-management, stress-management, and money management techniques in your life. • Improve the quality of interpersonal relationships. • Decrease levels of anxiety and depression. • Discover and express your sense of self and individuality. • Focus on self-care. • Explore healthy hobbies/activities/outlets. • Attain a state of balance, peace, and happiness in your life—the true essence of wellness.
Throughout therapy, some clients may have emotional responses and reactions that are unfamiliar to them. This may be difficult to experience. The emotional discomfort that may be activated by therapy is usually temporary, ultimately diminishing in time when addressed in a safe and healthy manner. However, there is no guarantee as to the outcome of therapy. Some people may experience no improvement or even think things are getting worse, depending on their openness to and participation in their therapeutic process.
Lisbeth Marte is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a clinical concentration, providing virtual counseling services in the state of NJ. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities to nurture a balanced client experience.
NJ License#: 44SL06913900
NJ State Supervisor: Dori Christmas,
R.R. Joseph is a licensed and certified trauma practitioner who utilizes specialized trauma protocols to work with survivors of trauma: • RTM (Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories) • Tf-NLP (Trauma-Focused, Neurolinguistic Programming) • ti-CCYT (Trauma-Informed Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher) Please note, a referral from the Clinical Director at Essence of Wellness Therapy is required prior to booking Trauma Protocol services.
FL License# MH16188
All therapeutic services are provided online via telehealth sessions. In efforts to respect both the therapists' time and the client’s therapeutic time, payment for session is completed at the time of booking at www.eowtherapy.com/schedule.
As this payment secures the client’s appointment slot, there will not be a refund of payment in the event of cancellation/tardiness for a scheduled appointment.
PRIVATE PAY OPTIONS:
In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room, immediately. Operating at an outpatient level, our private practitioners are neither on-call nor available 24-hours per day. Messages will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day. If you need a higher level of care than what we can offer as outpatient private practitioners, a referral can be made to a more appropriate provider.
Essence of Wellness Therapy is committed to protecting medical information about you. No information is released without your knowledge and written consent, except for those rare instances in which the therapist is required by law or by court to reveal particular information. If an emergency situation occurs in which the client demonstrates a high probability of harming themself or others, the therapist may be required to release information to ensure safety. Our therapists are mandated reporters of suspected abuse or neglect of minors, disabled, and elderly individuals, as described further below. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed by Essence of Wellness Therapy and how you can get access to this information. Please review this notice carefully. Understanding Your Protected Health Information (PHI). When you visit Essence of Wellness Therapy, a record is made of your issues, assessment, recommendations, treatment plan, and other mental health or medical information. Your record is the physical property of Essence of Wellness Therapy, LLC; the information which is within, belongs to you. Being aware of what is in your record will help you to make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others. In using and disclosing your protected health information (PHI), it is the therapist’s objective to follow the Privacy Standards of the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and requirements of applicable state law. Your mental health and/or medical records serve as: • A basis for creating your treatment plan and goals. • A legal document describing the counseling care you receive. • A tool with which the therapist and client can assess and continually work to improve the care rendered and the outcomes achieved. Essence of Wellness Therapy conducts all telehealth visits on “Sessions” by PsychologyToday, a HIPAA-compliant therapeutic online platform. Therapists utilize a HIPAA-compliant document service for the transmission of therapy-related documents. Clients are encouraged to utilize this method of submission for purposes of transmitting protected health information.
Information discussed in counseling sessions will remain confidential, with the exception of the below listed circumstances, or any circumstances that are mandated by the laws/ethical guidelines of the State of New Jersey Board of Social Work and the American Counseling Association and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Confidentiality may be broken in the following circumstances: • If you make a written request for the release of information. • If there is risk of serious or foreseeable harm to any person (yourself or another person). • If you disclose life threatening, communicable disease, therapist may be obligated to alert an at-risk third party. • If therapist has reason to suspect that a minor-aged, developmentally disabled, or an elderly person is in danger of being abused or neglected, therapist is legally obligated to report this. • If therapist is ordered to release confidential information by a court of law. • If therapist needs to share information with another professional for consultation, with a health care provider treating you in an emergency, or with other mental health professionals to coordinate your care. These professionals are also obligated to maintain confidentiality.
Therapists at Essence of Wellness Therapy will not enter into any personal (dual) relationships with clients outside of the professional services offered by Essence of Wellness Therapy or any of its subsidiary companies. This boundary continues even after counseling is terminated. This is an ethical obligation that benefits the client, by allowing therapists to serve in a counseling capacity rather than as a friend. Therapist will neither initiate contact with clients in public places, nor online through social media sites. This is in efforts to protect the aforementioned boundary and client confidentiality.
As licensed mental health professionals, the practitioners at Essence of Wellness Therapy are obligated to adhere to the ethical codes and laws relevant to mental health counseling. As part of this ethical obligation, we are only able to provide counseling services within our realm of competency. If it is determined that your therapeutic needs are outside of our realm of expertise or scope of practice, or at your request, a referral can be made to other mental health providers at different levels of care. Additionally, as all counseling has an ending point (termination of therapy), we will work together to find appropriate aftercare services at the point of termination. Please review the ethical codes and laws relevant to mental health counseling at: http://www.counseling.org/ethics
Counseling, on its own, is one slice of a much larger wellness pie. Before ending the therapeutic alliance with Essence of Wellness Therapy, we urge you to consider the balance of the various slices of your own wellness pie.
If you have any concerns regarding your therapeutic services, please have an open conversation with your therapist about it, as we strive to provide balanced, quality services to our clients.
As the client, it is your right to ask questions about these disclosures and the therapeutic process at any time. It is your right to contact the New Jersey State Board of Social Work. It is your right to contact the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. It is also your right to discontinue services at any time.
A REGENERATIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS
Video Telehealth Sessions
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY