Options for Options for our clinic’s Health Services


Your child or adolescent’s successful recovery from a mental/ behavioral  health condition requires support from the entire family. Services at our clinics start with a Treatment Consultation Visit with one of our mental health professionals. 


Treatment Consultation Visit 


• Review current concerns and past mental health evaluation and treatment history.

• Get helpful information and handouts on “what to do now.” 

• Sign release of information forms so records can be gathered before the next visit.

• Complete behavioral questionnaires to help gather more information about your child or adolescent, symptoms, and difficulties with functioning at home and at school. 

• Create a plan and schedule appointments for ongoing evaluation or treatment at the end of the visit. 

• 1 visit lasting 45 to 50 minutes. 


We offer a range of services described below for children and adolescents and their families.

Diagnostic Evaluation 


• Many children have a complex set of symptoms and the best course of treatment is  not clear at first. 

• A full diagnostic evaluation can clarify why a child is having emotional or behavioral  problems, and how a mental health or medical  professional can be helpful. 

• Normal length of evaluation is 2 to 3 visits.

Second Opinion Evaluation 

• Some children have already been evaluated but  still have questions about their mental health  needs and best treatment options. 

• A second opinion evaluation, by one of our  expert providers, aims to clarify diagnosis and  treatment options that may be helpful for  families. 

• Many children and adolescents continue with  their current providers after a Second Opinion  Evaluation or find care in their communities. 

• Normal length of Second Opinion Evaluation  is 2 to 3 visits.

Individual Treatment 


• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches children and adolescents to better understand  and manage their thoughts, feelings and  actions.

• CBT includes a strong education component. 

• This type of therapy is most helpful for depression, anxiety and trauma. 

• CBT works best for children ages 9 and older. 

• Individual treatment can involve parents and  other family members when the focus of  treatment is on problem-solving,  communication, and effective parenting  strategies. 

• Normal length of treatment is 12 to 24 visits.

 

Parent Training 


• Parent training can be offered to parents alone  or parents and children together.

• This treatment can be helpful for any type of behavioral problem, but works best for ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and anxiety.

• Parent training is often the primary type of treatment used with 2 to 8 year olds, but can be  used with children of any age. 

• Normal length of treatment is 8 to 12 visits.