Mental Health Checklist
Consultations are available for parents in the process of adopting or who have recently adopted a child/ren. Based on information provided, parents are assisted in preparing for likely behaviors the child may engage in, understanding the child's specific needs and appropriate interventions to use before, during and/or after the placement of the child in the home.
Consultations include one 50 minute office visit, up to 20 pages of review of information on the child/ren and a packet of information for parents.
Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
A Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment is required to start attachment and/or trauma based therapeutic services.
The assessment covers areas of attachment, trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse and stress), executive brain functioning, development (sensory, social, motor, communication and living skills), the parent child relationship and overall emotional health of both the parent and child. The results assist in determining an accurate diagnosis, co-occurring problem areas, appropriate referrals and interventions and effective parenting interventions. This meets the standards for attachment and trauma assessments which can be found here.
The assessment usually involves 6 sessions billed under the parent or child depending on the focus of the session. A deposit is required to cover the cost of testing materials or a no show/late cancellation fee.
Once the evaluation is completed, a session is scheduled to discuss the results of the evaluation, recommendations and treatment options. A written comprehensive report on the assessment is optional for $200.
Cost of Therapeutic Services
Diagnostic session (up to 60 mins): $155
Diagnostic testing materials: $60
Individual session (up to 30 mins): $65
Individual session (up to 45 mins): $124
Family sessions (up to 45 mins): $125
Payment for the amount you are responsible for is due at the time the service is provided.