How do I know when I should seek therapy?
If you are feeling alone or isolated, and/or negative thinking, seeking help can put you on the path to feeling better about yourself. Psychology Today has a longer definition here:
If you are looking to include medical management, you will need to see a psychiatrist.
What is a psychological assessment and why should I get one?
The American Psychological Association defines a psychological assessment as “the gathering and integration of data to evaluate a person’s behavior, abilities and other characteristics. If you and your clinician are having difficulty understanding what is keeping you ‘stuck’ and this is negatively impacting you in your personal, academic and/or professional life, undergoing a psychological assessment could help unlock some of the answers and provide guidance for how to get your life back on track.”
Do you offer telehealth?
Yes. We use HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant technology for telehealth, such as Zoom. Telehealth requires you to be in a private location and be on audio and video.
What is the minimum age that you work with?
Usually ages 5 and above for therapy and evaluations, although there may be exceptions.
Are parents required to stay with their child during sessions?
Yes. For minors at least one responsible adult should be on site.
What types of testing do you do?
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder evaluations (ADHD)
- Specific Learning Disorder and Learning Differences evaluations
- Autism Spectrum evaluations
- Pre-Bariatric surgery psychological evaluations
- Religious clergy evaluations
- Adoption evaluations
- Head Trauma evaluations
- Dementia evaluations
What can we expect during testing?
Psychological evaluations usually involve a one hour intake session with the parent and child, and two to six hours of psychological testing depending on what the referral question is.
What’s the difference between “psychological,” “neuropsychological,” “educational,” “psychoeducational,” and “academic” testing?
- Psychological testing – General testing involving evaluation concerned with the quantification and measurement of mental attributes, personality, behavior, and achievement.
- Neuropsychological assessment – A specialized form of evaluation which assesses the presence, nature, and extent of brain damage or dysfunction derived from the results of various neuropsychological tests. Examples of neuropsychological tests include any of various clinical instruments for assessing cognitive impairment, including those measuring memory, language, learning, attention, and visuospatial and visuoconstructive functioning.
- Educational (includes Psychoeducational or Academic) Tests – Testing used to diagnosis and assess of children with potential learning disabilities or learning differences in math, reading writing, or oral expression.
How do I know which to get?
Please call us or use the ‘Ask a question’ button on the home page! We’ll be happy to hear what you are looking for, and can help determine which will best suit your needs.
Where do the results go?
Results of the testing will usually go to the requesting referral source with the patient’s or legal guardian’s consent. In some cases, the patient or parents may receive a copy of the report (i.e. ADHD and educational testing), and in other cases, the patient will not receive a copy (i.e. bariatric surgery testing, adoption testing, religious clergy testing).
I need to complete a form for an emotional support animal, do you provide these?
We do not provide emotional support letters.
How long are appointments?
Depends on the service. Therapy sessions are usually 45 minutes to an hour. Psychological evaluations usually involve a one hour intake session and two to six hours of psychological testing.
What are your fees?
As of 2021, fees are $200/hr for intake, $200/hr testing. Please check this as rates may change.
Does insurance cover psychological assessments and/or other visits?
Generally yes, but it does depend on which insurance plan you have. Some plans may require a referral. Please check with your insurance company to see what requirements and co-pays are needed.
Safety procedures for Covid-19:
Currently all therapy appointments are via telehealth. For necessary in-person appointments we operate under the following guidelines:
- Maximum of 3 people in waiting room
- Masks required to enter office
- COVID Questionnaire required to be completed before being seen
- Temperature checks
- Waiting room and testing area thoroughly sanitized
- Hand sanitizer available in office
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