How do I make an appointment with Child Parent Connection?
How long do I need to wait for an appointment?
Parents typically call for help when they are in distress and want support as soon as possible. Appointments are able to be scheduled in 2 weeks after an initial consultation for Bryana Kappa. Appointments are able to be scheduled in less than one week after an initial consultation with Evelyn Jacobson.
Will my insurance pay for psychotherapy?
Child Parent Connection is considered an Out of Network provider. Please contact your health insurance plan directly to see what mental health services they cover. Child Parent Connection employs an off-site biller, who is able to submit your claims for you, at your request, at a nominal fee of 8%. At your convenience, superbills can also be provided monthly, if you choose to submit claims on your own.
Payment by check, cash, or credit card is expected at the start of each session.
What does a typical session with my small child look like?
Your initial assessment is 45 minutes long, and will include only you and any other adult(s) who who dedicated to the care of your child. Information regarding your child’s social, emotional, and mental health history will be obtained, as well as any relevant family history, including stressful life events that may be impacting your child. This process can last up to 3 sessions.
Following these sessions, your child will be invited into a session with you, where your child’s mental and emotional wellness will be assessed, as well as the relationship between you and your child. Following this part of the assessment phase, we will collaborate on a treatment plan that identifies your goals for your child and family.
Once the assessment phase is complete, you and your child will return together to begin weekly play-based family therapy, which is tailored to your family’s values and needs.
How long is therapy?
The length of therapy varies greatly from family to family. After the assessment phase is completed, you will be provided with an estimate of how long treatment might take. Because your participation in therapy is completely voluntary, you get to decide both when you start and when you finish.
Therapy is typically complete when you feel like your goals have been met. Once this has happened, many families request to move from weekly to bi-weekly sessions. This supports the family in terminating treatment while still having access to therapeutic support.
Do you offer reduced fees?
Therapy is an expensive commitment for many families. For this reason, the fee will be determined during the initial complimentary consultation. There are only a few slots for a reduced fee for Bryana Kappa. Reduced fees are not available for after school appointments. If you need a reduced fee, we recommend that you see Evelyn Jacobson, AMFT.
Reduced fees are available by request for weekly sessions only. All reduced fees will be reassessed every 6 months, as family situations shift and change regularly. If an acceptable fee cannot be arranged, you will be provided with resources and referrals to better support you.
Reduced fees are not available for bi-weekly or monthly sessions.