My location in central Tucson is ideal, as my office is near bus stops, major streets, and is only 5 min. from the I–10 Freeway. This freeway makes it possible for one traveling from South Tucson (or I-19), or as far north as Marana or Catalina, to attend a session within a half hour’s drive time. My office is accessible from almost any direction within one hour of drive time, whether the client lives as far south as Sahuarita or Vail, or even as far north as Catalina.
Parking is available on the street directly in front of my home. Wrought iron gates surround the home and as you walk through the gates down the walkway to the left you will see the office. For evening appointments there are dawn to dusk floodlights and decorative sconces that light up the flagstone pathway past the home to the office. Signs with my name and stating the word, ‘ office’, are in plain sight when one enters the gates and at the office entrance.
My office is adjacent to my home but is in a freestanding building with a separate entrance. The surroundings are absolutely soothing and comfortable. In fine weather, sessions are possible in the back yard near a green gazebo garden and a trickling fountain, or under an umbrella at a table with chairs. At any moment, one of my two cats may approach the client to offer support or affection.
If the client is allergic or unresponsive towards animals that request will be honored and the animals will not be permitted to enter the office domain.
The office contains both waiting and therapy rooms, and a bathroom. Family members can wait in the lobby area to read books, listen to music, or pursue their own activities while the session occurs. Inside the actual therapy office are comfortable chairs. Within the office, clients are offered a bottle of cold water from the mini fridge. Kleenex and pens are also available right next to where the client sits.