FAQs

  1. How do we get started?
    You can begin by completing the "contact me" form on the first page of this site. Once I receive this information, I will email you to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. The call will give us an opportunity to determine whether my services are the right fit for the needs of your family. I will gather information on your present concerns, provide you with an overview of what our work together will entail as well as the cost of services. 

  2. Do you accept insurance?

    • If you have a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are interested in obtaining in-home Applied Behavior Analysis services, you can contact me at 818-582-2210 to discuss further. I provide consultation and oversight for ABA services provided through Working With Autism, Inc. (WWA). In this role, my work with you will be covered through many Insurance Companies. If my name is listed as an in-network provider with your Insurance, please be aware that it is for this specific service.

    • If you are interested in any services other than ABA therapy for children with ASD, please be aware that I am considered an out-of-network provider. To determine if your insurance coverage includes outpatient therapy sessions with an out-of-network provider, contact your insurance company directly by calling the customer service number found online or on the back of your insurance card. I am happy to provide you with a monthly super-bill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

  3. How many sessions will it take?
    The number of sessions required to experience improvement is different based on each family's unique needs. In general, therapy is a long-term process and children and adolescents make progress when their parents are an integral part of the therapy process through regular communication, attendance in parent-only sessions, and their ability to practice the skills learned in between sessions. 

  4. How often will we meet?
    In most cases, I meet with my clients on a weekly basis. The frequency of contact with parents through parent-only sessions or phone calls varies and is in addition to the regularly scheduled child and adolescent sessions. As progress is made, sessions are often extended to every two weeks, or as often as needed. Once children or adolescents are exited from regular in-office therapy sessions, parent consultation and check-in may continue to be available on an as-needed basis. We will decide on the frequency of your sessions within the first few meetings and can reassess during the course of our work together.

  5. How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
    My role as a pediatric therapist is to create a safe space within which children can explore and express a range of emotions through verbal and non-verbal means as well practice new skills. There are times when your presence in the therapy session will be necessary to promote emotional co-regulation or to familiarize you with a new skill building exercise. When parents are not part of the sessions, they are typically brought in during the last few minutes of session time and the child is given the opportunity to share any skills targeted within the session. For adolescent clients, parents will be involved as needed and when appropriate to promote communication regarding any emergent concerns. 

  6. What is the goal of therapy?

Therapy is individuals to the needs of each client and their family. With many clients target of intervention include: increasing self-awareness, promoting emotional-regulation, expanding and strengthening coping skills. The goal with every family is to support a better understanding of their child's unique profile and to provide parents with tools that can promote improved emotional and behavioral regulation in children. 

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