How do you involve parents and caregivers in therapy?
I believe that parent/caregiver involvement is imperative for positive outcomes and lasting changes. Therefore, parent/caregiver sessions are scheduled on a regular basis throughout treatment in individual child psychotherapy. There are also opportunities for parents and caregivers to join sessions with their child when we agree it would be beneficial. As also noted in my services page, I additionally provide solely dyadic parent/caregiver and child psychotherapy due to the importance of the parent/child relationship for those in early childhood.
Do you only see children ages 0-10?
Yes! Due to specializing in working with young children in psychotherapy, I only work with children 10 and younger. This is to ensure that your child is receiving the best treatment possible from a provider that is a good fit for you and your family!
Do you take insurance?
I don’t take insurance, but we are easily able to navigate this collaboratively. I am happy to provide you with a form you can send in to your insurance for possible reimbursement. That means you’re responsible for the fees at the time of our appointment and, depending on your plan, a certain percentage of that may be paid to you by your insurance company. I encourage you to call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out what your “out-of-network” benefits are just so there aren't any scary financial surprises. Ask them the best address to send a “Superbill.” I’ll give you everything you need for that, you just need the address.
How does child therapy work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each child and family has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy looks different depending on the individual and family! I tailor my therapeutic approach to you and your child's specific needs.
How long will therapy take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you and your family to accomplish your goals depends on a variety of factors, such as dedication to treatment and follow through on therapeutic recommendations.
Are you providing child therapy sessions in person or via telehealth?
As of June 1st, I will be offering sessions via both telehealth and in-person. If clients and families are interested in having sessions in-person, I do ask that everyone remain masked. In addition, any in-person session will be converted to a telehealth session if either clients, families, or I have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with an individual with COVID-19. Please read my page on COVID-19 Safety Precautions to see what my office is doing to keep everyone safe during this pandemic.