Private Consultation FAQs

WHO do you see for private consultations?

I provide Mental Health services for children and adolescents from 6 to 18 years old.
(Grades K-12)

In addition, I work closely with parents, teachers, and healthcare providers to ensure that each child has the best chance to succeed.  I believe in collaborating with a team of parents and professionals to help guide each child to reach their highest potential.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These services are provided to youth regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or politics. Also regardless of their physical or mental abilities or disabilities.

WHO don't you see?

I do NOT provide services for:

  • Pre-school children
  • College-age youth
  • Any minor without the consent of both parents
  • Families involved in high-conflict divorce or custody disputes.

I'm also unable to provide services for youth with:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Drug or Alcohol Addictions
  • Severe mental health conditions (with frequent crises)

 

WHAT Mental Health Problems do you treat?

I treat three main types of problems that many youth are dealing with these days.

  • Distracted minds – Does your child have trouble paying attention, focusing, organizing, or keeping track of things – including time? Are they often distracted by too many different things swirling around them, or perhaps inside them…?
  • Distressed emotions – Does your child experience chronic feelings of anxiety, worry, anger, sadness, or irritability that are made worse by intrusive thoughts and negative self-talk?
  • Disruptive behaviors – Does your child tend to argue, defy, avoid, refuse, or get in trouble?  Are daily routines filled with negotiations and confrontations, perhaps angry outbursts or emotional meltdowns?

If any of these things sound familiar, I can probably help.

More specifically, I specialize in treating tweens and teens struggling with:

  • Adversity and Stress
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Behavior Problems at Home or School
  • Neurodiverse Conditions, especially:
  • ADHD, ASD, OCD, & other Executive Function Deficits

I also have extensive experience with:

  • Special Education Needs (504's, IEP's)
  • Students identified as Gifted
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Grief and Loss

What about Fees and Insurance?

I currently see private patients only.  That is, I'm not participating with any insurance companies, and you'll be fully responsible for payment at the time of service.

We'll provide you with monthly statements that can be used for seeking out-of-network reimbursement from your health insurance or health savings account.  NOTE: Insurance reimbursement rates vary widely.

Clinical consultation fees are $180/hr.

Standard 45-minute therapy sessions are $140.

Follow-up 30-minute sessions are $90.

Fees and conditions are subject to change periodically.

 

 

How Do We Begin?

Before we can help with any problem, we first have to understand it. That’s why you'll begin with an Initial Consultation and Assessment (ICA).

The purpose of the Initial Consultation is to:

  • gain a thorough understanding of your current concerns,
  • assess your child’s functioning and needs, and
  • make recommendations for how best to meet those needs.

The ICA process involves an Intake Interview with both parents and child, along with an extensive series of Assessment Questionnaires.  I’ll also consult with teachers, counselors, physicians, etc., as needed.  After integrating all of the information, we'll meet for a Feedback Session, where I'll offer my clinical impressions and recommendations.

How to Book an Initial Appointment

SUMMER 2024 NOTICE:

My apologies, I am unable to accept any new patients at this time. We will re-open for new patients in September.

Contact us here if you'd like to be added to our Waiting List.

 

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