You have legal access to your child's health information, however, we ask for most information to be private to help build trust with your teenager. The exceptions to this are concerning safety. In cases of suicidality, homicidality, child abuse, and elder abuse, we will have to involve the necessary resources to keep your teen safe. Lydia answers this question more thoroughly in the video.
While working with your teen, we might suggest family sessions in order to communicate, problem-solve, and create a better connection. We will mediate any conflict and encourage vulnerability in order to be heard and understood. We may also suggest parent coaching sessions using the information we've gathered from your teen to give you more ideas on parenting them. Lydia answers this question more thoroughly in the video.
Seeing changes in your teen's behavior and mood is dependent on the problems presented, goals for therapy, the resistance to the therapeutic process, and the course of growth. Change takes time and consistent effort. Things with your teen may get worse before they get better, but any decline doesn't mean that counseling isn't working. Parental involvement and consistent attendance are closely tied with progress. I answer this question more thoroughly in the video.
We have a wide fee range so we can best serve the needs of our community. Fees are dependent on the experience and expertise of the clinician. Our intern, Michele, sees clients for $60 per session. Danielle and Kimberley work on a sliding scale from $95- $135. Lydia sees clients for $160 per session, and Nunie sees clients for $175 per session. Payment is expected at every session. We accept Health Savings Account, Credit Card, Cash, or Check.
A “clinical hour” is 50 minutes.
We are an "out-of-network provider", so you may be able to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost of therapy or apply your fees to your yearly deductible depending on your individual plan. We do not bill insurance companies directly, but we will provide you with a receipt to send to your insurance company. Please note that a formal Mental Health Diagnosis is required for filing for insurance reimbursement.