Do you accept insurance and how much do your services cost?

I do not accept insurance directly and am an out-of-network provider with insurance companies. Many health insurance companies will pay for some portion of consultations, psychotherapy sessions, or neuropsychological evaluations. Due to the fact that I do not bill insurance companies directly, payment is expected from clients at the time of service.

Are you available for talks and presentations?

Yes. Please contact me for further information.

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy has been found through research to help alleviate emotional pain, improve self understanding, and enhance one’s experience of self and relationships. Psychotherapy, particularly psychodynamic psychotherapy, allows patients the time and freedom to explore those issues that are the most challenging to them in a safe and supportive setting. What is more, psychotherapy enables patients to discover and find meaning, direction, and purpose. Research has shown that psychodynamic psychotherapy helps people to consolidate such gains over time.

How do I Start Psychotherapy?

By finding my website, you have taken the first step in locating the help and support that you need to feel better. Please contact me either by email or by phone to set up your initial consultation.

When is a neuropsychological evaluation in your child’s best interests?

A neuropsychological evaluation can be helpful when you suspect your child may have an emerging learning disability, an attention-related disorder, developmental delays, a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autistic spectrum disorder, behavioral problems, or language and communication delays. Evaluations may also prove useful when emotional difficulties are interfering with your child’s functioning. Some examples of when a neuropsychological evaluation is recommended include when:

  • Your child is struggling in school or on standardized tests.
  • There is a large disparity between your child’s potential or effort and how your child is performing in school.
  • Your child displays difficulties with learning or memory.
  • It is unclear why your child is struggling.
  • Your child has a history of neurological difficulty.Your child has a history of developmental delay (e.g., delayed language or motor activity).
  • You wish to document any changes in your child’s abilities or achievement since prior evaluations.

It is understandable that pursuing a neuropsychological evaluation for your child may feel anxiety-provoking, and for that reason alone, many families fear and avoid this initial step. There is an understandable desire to take a “wait and see” approach, hoping that your child develops without enlisting the help of highly trained experts. But, it is important to know that evaluating your child is best done as early as possible. Nearly all professionals agree that early intervention plays a significant and vital part in the treatment of a child’s developmental needs and long-term progress

What does a neuropsychological evaluation consist of?

An evaluation typically begins with an initial intake session during which your child’s history and presenting problems are discussed. When appropriate, a school observation is done to observe your child at his or her school. Then your child will come to my office for several visits for the evaluation proper. The assessment is quite interactive and engaging, and involves paper and pencil tasks, hands-on activities, answering questions, and sometimes using a computer.
During the course of the evaluation, the following areas are typically assessed:

  • Intelligence / Cognitive Skills
  • Academic Skills
  • Attention / Concentration
  • Learning and Memory
  • Language and Communication Skills
  • Perceptual / Spatial Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Interaction Skills
  • Play Skills
  • Adaptive Functional Skills
  • Social-emotional Skills
  • Behavior

Some two weeks or so after the final evaluation session, a feedback session will occur during which all findings and recommendations will be discussed in a clear and accessible manner. At the feedback session, you will be presented with a comprehensive written report.

What will the evaluation tell me about my child?

The purpose of the neuropsychological evaluation is to provide deeper knowledge of your child’s unique profile of strengths and weaknesses. The evaluation should shed light on how your child best learns, and what might be interfering with your child’s academic, emotional, and social well-being. Recommendations for direct services, supports, and accommodations will be made as part of a plan to foster your child’s ongoing development and learning.

What are some of the benefits of an evaluation?

Some of the benefits of an evaluation include:

  • Gaining a greater understanding of your child’s learning style and unique profile of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explaining why your child is having difficulties in school. For example, a child may have difficulty reading because of an attention problem, a language disorder, an auditory processing problem, or an actual reading disability. An evaluation can unravel why your child is experiencing problems.
  • Determining whether your child qualifies for accommodations on standardized tests.
  • Determining whether your child qualifies for special education services.
  • Identifying those recommendations that will help your child begin to address his or her difficulties.
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