Yes, we accept San Mateo County MediCal, San Mateo County Healthy Kids, and Health Plan of San Mateo, through Access. We also accept Anthem BlueCross.
Many insurance plans offer some coverage for diagnosed conditions treated by out of network providers. We would be glad to help you make use of that option if it is possible based on which clinician you are seeing and type of insurance coverage.
Many families choose not to use their insurance to pay for mental health or behavioral health services because using insurance requires a diagnosis and involves the insurance company in the treatment plan. If you are worried about your child, it is recommended to seek support services before your child has significant symptoms, so you may be seeking early intervention services, which might not be covered by insurance.
Also note that insurance often does not cover pre-diagnostic services, couples therapy, consultation, or IEP/IFSP support, and may not cover therapy with a supervised registered associate MFT.
It is important to us that every family have the support that they need. That is one of the reasons that we offer group options when possible(see services tab or see below). We have extensive experience with group work and have seen first hand that it is an exceptional way for some families to receive services. Among many other benefits, group treatment builds community for you and provides supported socialization opportunities for your child.
As Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists and Practitioners we love to begin prenatally with families when they are in the last trimester of pregnancy, or even earlier. If there is concern around parental depression, anxiety, developmental or health problems, these issues weigh heavily on families and early support is recommended.
We typically see children up to fifth grade/ten-years-old. However, all children develop differently and an older child might have needs that can be met best through play therapy. If you are in doubt, contact me and we can decide together through a free phone consultation.
We work with parents who are frustrated, worried, sad or suffering from other parenting or perinatal or postpartum challenges. If you or your partner are caring for a child you deserve to have support for yourselves, in your own right, so that you are best positioned to provide the care you want for your child.
45-60 minute sessions
This is a twelve-week interactive attachment-based group for preschool aged children with emotional, developmental or behavioral concerns, and their parents. The group supports positive social-emotional development through joyful, playful, peer and parent-child interactions. We will work on attachment behaviors, staying engaged, following routines and limits, social skills, managing frustrations and impulse control.
60-90 minute sessions
This ongoing group is designed to offer a nurturing space for parents to reflect on the experiences of parenting toddlers and preschoolers. Come prepared to listen and share at your own pace. We will explore immediate parenting issues and connect them to personal childhood experiences and to your dreams for your children. Current dilemmas and concerns will be addressed with care and support as you envision the parent you wish to be and work towards that goal.
Circle of Security® is a reflective, structured approach to learning more about your parenting style, and developing more effective parenting skills. In this 12-week group we explore parenting dilemmas and challenges and discover the balance between protection, independence, nurturing and limit-setting.
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