Dr. Dasler uses a website called Therapy Appointment, where each patient has their own username and password allowing them to enter a secure portal. Through this you can, schedule appointments, sign up for appointment reminders, make payments, and send Dr. Dasler an encrypted email. A free Therapy Appointment account will be created for you when you call to request a new patient appointment.
What to expect when you call the first time:
Dr. Dasler works with an assistant, Mylynda, who will review a few basic details about you and the concerns you are seeking help for. You will receive an initial paperwork packet by email, and after this is completed and returned, Mylynda will contact you to schedule. Dr. Dasler does request a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold all new patient appointments, and this will be credited toward your first visit.
What to expect at your first appointment:
For children and adolescents: Dr. Dasler will meet with the child and parents together to gather a general history. She will meet with the child or adolescent alone for assessment purposes, and then there will be time to meet with the parents alone if additional history is needed. At the end of the appointment, Dr. Dasler will provide her initial diagnostic impression, and either a recommendation for treatment or the need for further information (e.g.: history from a therapist, the school, etc).
What happens next?
If additional information is needed, a follow up visit will be scheduled to review treatment options. If a medication is started at the first visit, you will schedule your next appointment on line, usually within 2-4 weeks. This initial stage of treatment involves determining which medication and dose is optimal for you or your child, and typically lasts 1-3 months. During this time Dr. Dasler will meet with you ever 2-4 weeks depending on the medication prescribed. Once an optimal response has been achieved, follow up appointments are typically once every 3 months to monitor symptoms.
Please note: practice standards require all patients to be seen in person, at minimum, every three months. This is important to remember when scheduling your next appointment, so your prescription does not lapse.