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 up to 20 pages of information on the child/ren for review and an office visit. You will also be provided with a packet of information on adopting wounded children.
The Center starts all attachment/trama based therapeutic services with a Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment that looks at multiple domains to develop an appropriate diagnosis so effective treatment will be provided. When the child is suspected of having attachment or trauma problems, a Diagnostic Session is conducted on both the parent and the child is completed on both the parent and the child.
The Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment including evaluating 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 4 to 6 sessions with half billed under the parent and the other half billed under the child, depending on the focus of the session. The cost of testing materials is not covered by insurance.
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.
Diagnostic session (up to 60 mins): $155
Diagnostic testing materials: $60
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.
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