1. How do I start services with Garrison Psychology and Counseling?
There are three ways to start services.
- Call (469) 408-2320
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the Appointment Request form on this website.
Within 24 hours a member of the team will reach out to you for an initial phone consultation and with more information about scheduling the first appointment.
2. What should I do before the first appointment?
Prior to the first appointment you should download the pre-session paperwork on this website. New Client Documentation
Complete all of the forms and bring them to your first session. Additionally, if your child has been assessed by another psychologist or mental health practitioner please make copies of that documentation and bring them with you to the intake appointment.
3. What can we expect during the first appointment?
The first appointment is called an "intake appointment". During this first appointment we will review the paperwork you submitted, discuss your concerns in depth, review your child's developmental, social, emotional, and academic history, and begin the development of a treatment plan. It is important to know that this first appointment is typically for the parents only, so as necessary, please plan for the care of your child during this time.
4. How much do services cost?
- Intake Appointment (60 minutes) - $175
- Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling Session (50 minutes) - $150
- Parent Consultation (50 minutes) - $150
- Learning Disability Evaluation - $1200
- Social/Emotional Functioning Evaluation - $1200
- Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation - $1800
5. Do you accept insurance?
Garrison Psychology and Counseling is an "out of network" provider, which means it is the patient's responsibility to pay the full fee at the time of service. We may assist you in filing for reimbursement if requested. If interested, please inquire about this assistance during the initial consultation.
It should be noted, insurance companies require a diagnosis for benefits to be accepted and this sometimes does not fit with the individual situations our patients see us for therapy.
6. What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept the following forms of payment
- Credit Cards
- Flexible Spending/Health Savings Accounts are accepted
7. How do I know if my child needs to see a psychologist or counselor?
The services of a psychologist or counselor are typically needed when a child's behavioral, social, emotional or academic difficulties are significantly impairing the daily functioning of the child or the child's family. However, significant disruption can often be avoided by seeking help early. If you notice your child is beginning to struggle in any of these domains and your initial efforts to help are not effective, seeking the help of a psychologist or counselor is recommended.