When a client comes in for their initial intake appointment a biopsychosocial history of the client is completed based on information provided by the client and guardian (if a child). After this information is gathered an evaluation is made to determine the appropriate individualized treatment goals and objectives for this client while receiving mental health and/or substance abuse counseling. This treatment plan is a joint effort by client, therapist, and guardian (if a child). After intake, the client’s therapist is assigned. If indicated, a referral can be made for a psychiatric evaluation. A referral can also be made for targeted case management if there is a need for this service. Referrals for intakes can come from the client/family, doctor, school, Department of Juvenile Justice, DCF or other sources.