My child is on the waitlist… how long is it going to be?2024-04-10T16:13:24+00:00

It depends! There are many factors that go into how long you may be on the waitlist. We know that when you call us you are eager to get your child help quickly. It is our policy at Pediatric Behavioral Therapies by Dr. S to provide you with one or two other referrals if you are placed on our waitlist. We do the best we can to provide you with an estimate of how long the current wait list is although we cannot always predict how quickly we will get to your case. Being flexible with your availability (i.e. morning or early afternoon availability) is the best way to move through the waitlist quickly. Otherwise, we go in the order that we receive the calls.

Can we have after school appointments?2024-04-15T16:34:06+00:00

As you can imagine, after school appointments are highly sought after and preferred for our school aged patients. There are only so many after school time-slots available. Initial intake session (attended via zoom by parents and children) are always scheduled during school hours since these are one time, two-hour long appointments. For reoccuring treatment appointments, we do everything we can to accommodate our families and avoid children having to miss school. Although, depending on the severity of the case and our current availability sometimes we must get started in a less preferred timeslot. We can provide a doctor’s note and work with your child’s school to advocate for the importance of the behavioral healthcare they will receive here.

How often will my child attend therapy?2024-04-10T16:11:56+00:00

At intake you will be assigned a reoccurring weekly day and time slot. Most typically we start with patients on a weekly basis to establish treatment and gain momentum. As treatment goals are met, we can discuss tapering down sessions to biweekly or monthly time slots. A parent is expected to attend every therapy session.

How long will my child be in therapy?2024-04-10T16:11:30+00:00

It depends! Once we are able to identify treatment goals we will regularly asses the progress towards those goals to decide when your child is ready to terminate. There are many factors that impact the length of time of treatment including, severity of symptoms, child and parent participation in sessions, practice and implementation outside of sessions, and child’s age and developmental level. We promise we do not want your children in therapy forever! It’s best practice to have “episodes of care” for children and once treatment goals are achieved termination of regular therapy should happen. When/if new symptoms come up or difficulties arise we would restart a new “episode of care.”

Do you accept insurance?2024-04-21T16:24:58+00:00

Pediatric Behavioral Therapies by Dr. S does not accept insurance, though we can print superbills for you to submit to your insurance company to utilize your out of network benefits (if your policy allows for this). Please contact us to learn more about our current rates. All fees may be paid check or credit/debit card. Checks should be made out to Pediatric Behavioral Therapies by Dr. S. All payments are due at the beginning of each therapy appointment.


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