FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN YOU WORK WITH MY CHILD OR TEEN WHO DOES NOT HAVE ASD OR ADHD?

Absolutely!  I am an expert-trained clinical pediatric psychologist who treats children, teens, and college-age adults for a variety of life challenges.

HOW LONG DOES THERAPY TAKE OVER TIME?

Treatment time varies by person.  Usually, more than a few sessions are needed to address current and immediate problems, and many clients choose to continue long-term (six months or longer).  Clients often continue to work with me as new challenges arise in their lives, or to dive deeper into additional items.  I use a collaborative approach with parents, teens, and young adults to help them make a care plan.

WHY DON’T YOU BILL INSURANCE?

Years ago, I billed some insurances for my clients.  However, reimbursement was often difficult to obtain despite my completing the proper paperwork, and insurance is not always consistent for families.  Additionally, I was required to share notes and pressured to make diagnoses.  By choosing to charge out of pocket, you have a greater voice in treatment and can avoid any surprise charges from your insurance company.

WHAT IF I CANNOT AFFORD YOUR RATE?

Please contact me, even if you cannot afford my rate.  I may be able to place you on a waiting list for another clinician on my team with lower rates.  Even if that is not the case, I may be able to refer you to therapists who may be able to accommodate your financial situation.