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Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies http://www.abct.org
PCIT International http://www.pcit.org/for-parents.html
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Travis County Plan for Children’s Mental Health.
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Self Injury Recovery. http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu
Substance Abuse. https://www.samhsa.gov/topics/alcohol-tobacco-other-drugs
Does the practice accept insurance? The practice does not participate as an in-network provider in any specific health insurance plan. Most insurance companies will cover a portion of the fees under out-of-network, outpatient mental health benefits. We will provide you with a detailed statement of the services provided. We suggest consulting your insurance carrier in advance of your appointment for the specific benefits of your plan.
Is financial aid available? The practice offers financial aid available for families who qualify. If you have financial need, we will send you a financial aid application prior to scheduling.
What is included in a diagnostic evaluation? A diagnostic evaluation typically takes between two and three hours to complete. However, the length of an evaluation varies from child to child. We begin by interviewing (either separately or together) the child and her parents or guardians, as well as gathering information from a variety of other sources including teachers, previous therapists and pediatricians. We also use gold-standard diagnostic measures to better assess the symptoms and concerns. After the evaluation is completed, we provide comprehensive feedback and treatment recommendations.
My child has been evaluated already. Do I need another evaluation? Yes. We will review all previous evaluations, but cannot rely on that report to determine treatment recommendations. Our clinicians need to meet with you and your child directly and make their own assessment. An accurate and thorough diagnostic evaluation is the key to recommending the most effective treatment.