Frequently Asked Questions...
How long does therapy last?
Therapy is a very individualized process and may vary based on the needs and goals of the client. Some problems may require only short-term therapeutic support. Some problems require more intensive support for longstanding challenges.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis is the application of evidence-based interventions to increase meaningful and positive behaviors. These principles of learning can be applied to all ages and levels of ability and focus on building skills and utilizing client strengths and preferences to achieve goals.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy assumes that our behaviors and emotions are a by-product of our thoughts and beliefs. In CBT, these thoughts are challenged to find more positive and realistic ways of looking at situations. CBT has been demonstrated to be effective for many common concerns, such as anxiety, phobias, depression, and compulsive behavior.
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on teaching mindful awareness, cognitive flexibility, and acceptance strategies. It focuses on the individual and unique values that each client has as motivation for behavior change and goal achievement.
Do you provide services for individuals who are not diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or developmental disabilities?
Yes. My experiences as a clinical psychologists has also included assessment and treatment of other disorders of childhood, such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, school refusal, and challenging behavior problems. Call for a free consultation.
What are your fees?
My fee is $150.00 for a 45 minute session. Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, or credit card.
Do you take insurance?
I am an "out of network" provider and full payment is due at the time of service. However, your insurance plan may provide some reimbursement for therapy (usually up to 80%) when you have met your deductible limit. Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA) can also be used as payment if offered by your employer.
Consistent attendance is critical to the success of therapy and clients are encouraged to make every attempt to come to scheduled appointments. I require 24 hours notice of cancellation for appointments or clients will be billed the full rate for the missed session.