What supports are in place to help with payment?
We offer a sliding scale for women who may need extra financial supports. Please ask for more information if you are interested. We also can provide a superbill (a special type of invoice) for you to present to your insurance company. Some insurance companies are happy to reimburse for “out-of-network” care, and others are not. Please call your insurance carrier for more information.
Why do you only work with women?
We only work with women because, out in the wide world, every space is a space for men! Cars, restaurants, even grocery stores were created with men in mind. We think that women deserve a safe, inclusive space to explore their behavioral health needs, as well as highly trained women practitioners to help them do so.
What conditions do you see?
Our practice does not begin with a diagnosis. Instead we offer assessment/testing services for women and girls (ages 11-end of life) looking for signs and symptoms of all forms of neurodivergence including difficulties with attention, focus, intellectual ability, academic achievement, fuzzy or unclear thinking, problems with memory. Beginning in October 2023, we will offer assessments to diagnose across the autism spectrum.
How does testing work? (i.e., overall process, online or in-person, final report etc.)
Psychological and neuropsychological testing can be done one of two ways—please let us know which works best for you!
Option 1-Traditional: In our traditional testing option, you will meet with a psychologist in-person for several hours (between 2-5 hours) on one day. You will speak in depth with your psychologist about your referral question. Your psychologist will also ask you many, many (what will probably feel like a million!) questions about you, your life, and your history. After completing this clinical interview, you will undergo neuropsychological testing procedures. These can feel like games, puzzles, or challenges, but will give us so much information about your brain’s relative strengths and weaknesses. Then, you will complete at least one true/false assessment about your own thoughts around your behaviors and ideas. Finally, you will be asked to complete some quick screeners to rule out any other mental illnesses. After this jam-packed day, you deserve a treat! While you’re treating yourself, your psychologist and team will be scoring and interpreting your results and creating a comprehensive testing report, outlining the results of every test you took as well as personalized next steps and recommendations. We will hold one last meeting (your feedback session) online, where your psychologist will go over your results, provide information and referrals for next steps, and answer any questions you may have. After your final meeting, your psychologist will follow up with whomever you deem appropriate to receive the report, including your physician, long-term therapist, educational representative, lawyer, etc. Your report will also be available to you online.
Option 2:-Hybrid: We are pleased to offer a hybrid option for women who can’t or prefer not to meet for several hours at once. We can do the initial clinical interview online (1 hour) as well as the feedback session (30-60 minutes). We will send the online assessments and screeners to you via our secure patient portal, Simple Practice. Then we will meet for a truncated time period (usually 1-2 hours) to complete the neuropsychological portion of the test. Aside from this step, the testing occurs in the same manner as our traditional testing option.
Do take my insurance?
We are honored to accept TriWest Insurance in order to serve our military veterans and their families, but otherwise we are not paneled with other insurance agencies. We are happy to provide you with a detailed superbill which you can present to your insurance company. Some insurance companies are happy to reimburse for “out-of-network” care, and others are not. Please call your insurance carrier for more information.
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a popular form of technology-driven therapy where a proprietary device reads brainwaves and helps your brain learn new patterns. For more information on neurofeedback and how individuals use it to optimize their performance, see our blog on the topic.