You can make an appointment confidentially by phoning 709-726-9475.
Some insurance companies require a doctor's referral, so please check with your provider.
EAP and other third-party referrals are also accepted.
The first visit is usually a consultation, and is generally 1 and 1/2 hours in length. It does not commit you to working with me. Rather, it is an opportunity to collect background information regarding the presenting problem, and to provide feedback as to how I may best provide service to you or your child. It is also a chance for us to meet so you can decide if you or your child will be comfortable working with me.
Assessments generally are between 12 to 15 hours in total. There is an initial 1-2 hour interview to gather background information, 6 to 8 hours of assessment with the client, and 4-6 hours to compile and interpret the test results and prepare a written report. A follow-up session is held to discuss the findings.
Even though your child is struggling with a problem, there may be several reasons your child won't agree to get help. Some do not think that anyone can help them. Others may be embarrassed or think they are the only one with the problem. Your child may even think that everyone else has a problem.
With young children the choice regarding therapy is made by the parents.
Because the cooperation of older children and teens is essential for success, please ask your child to agree to a meeting. so they can meet me. Assure your child that they will be given the chance to speak privately with me, so they can learn what it’s like to see a psychologist.