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Child Counseling FAQ’s

How can I make an appointment?

You may do this in two ways. You may call 480-235-1682 or complete this contact form.

Do you offer a free consultation?

Yes, we off a free 15-minute telephone consultation. Please call 480-235-1682 for a consultation or complete this contact form.

Do you accept insurance?

Our practice is a fee-for-service practice which means we do not accept insurance. If you have an insurance provider with behavioral health coverage, they may offer out-of-network coverage. If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, we will provide you with a superbill (receipt) that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

How will I know if my child needs therapy?

Parents often seek out therapy for their child when they have tried every strategy, consequence or reward that they can think of for changing negative behavior. Or perhaps their child is struggling with an adjustment or loss (deployment, death, new school) and a parent senses their child may need extra help with dealing with their emotions. Sometimes having a neutral, trained professional be the sounding board is the most effective next step.

We are always happy to meet with you and discuss your concerns as well as offer information about how therapy could help your child. We offer a free fifteen (15) minute consultation with the therapist prior to booking an appointment.

What should I expect from therapy for my child?

The first session is primarily information gathering about what your concerns are, how long things have been concerning you and how you will know when your child is better. For children 12 and under, we ask to meet with the parents first to understand their concerns and observations.

We will also help identify the treatment goals and explain how we develop a plan for how often to meet, based on your child’s issues. This will be validated by the therapist after meeting with the child in order to provide the best treatment goals.

During one on one with a child in the first session, the rules about confidentially are explained and information about how therapy works are shared. We will also involve the parents, as appropriate, at the end of the session to reinforce the progress and expected outcomes from the session.

How long should I expect my child to be in therapy?

Length of treatment varies for each child. Some children need a few sessions to work through an adjustment issue or to help with minor behavioral issues. Other children may need therapy for longer periods of time. We will keep you informed of your child’s progress and together make a plan for your child’s therapy goals.

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