Thank you for considering Jenkins Couples and Family Therapy, the private practice of Toby Jenkins LMFT. In order to serve you in the best way possible and to meet your needs, I want you to be fully informed about the nature of therapy services I provide, what you can expect from me, what I expect from you and the limitations of my services. Please take time to read the information provided below related to my private practice My goal is to put important information in writing for you to refer back to as needed. I want to ensure that you understand everything in this agreement and have the chance to ask questions. As such, I ask that you do not initial or sign anything in this agreement until this document has been reviewed verbally between us prior to the start of therapy services. In 2015, I earned a masters degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky. In 2019 I became fully licensed by the state of Kentucky licensure board. Although my undergraduate degree, in industrial engineering, is in a separate field that on the surface may appear unrelated, there are significant overlaps in the two fields. The primary overlap being applying systems theory to trouble shoots problems. In engineering, the components of the system may consist of equipment, people and materials. In family therapy, the components are people. Academically, my education has helped me gain expertise in the latest approaches to doing therapy, however, I think the thing that gives me the most expertise is being a father and husband myself. In particular, I spent the first 10 years of my children’s lives as a stay at home parent. In couples and family therapy, this experience has provided me with unique insight into the lives of couples that have children trying to balance the challenges of work, family, and their relationship. In addition to that insight, in my time as a stay at home parent, my wife and I served as marriage ministry leaders and I volunteered working with at risk teens in inner city St. Louis on being sexually responsible. In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, golf, and spending as much time as I can with my wife and children. In 2018, I started hosting a weekly talk radio show/podcast (Paradigm Radio Show)dedicated to mental health, relationships and overall well-being. The radio show airs in Cincinnati and can be found anywhere you subscribe to podcast. At heart, I am a do-it- yourselfer, especially when it comes to home improvement and vehicles. I am happiest with my old jeans on, grease and grime on my hands and face, knee deep in trying to figure something out or fix something. I view therapy similarly. I think fewer things are more rewarding than surprising yourself by doing something today that you didn’t think you could do yesterday.