SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN
For parents, the healthy development of their child is paramount. If your child is experiencing challenges at home or at school, our clinicians can provide therapeutic support for your child, as well as practical tools to improve emotions and behaviors.
We offer individual therapy for children age four and older who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, emotional self-regulation, disruptive behavior, peer and sibling interactions, and executive functioning. Our therapists use evidence-based treatment approaches that focus on teaching children and parents skills that can be practiced and continued after therapy concludes. We personalize treatment plans to address each child's unique needs and support all members of your family.
Children's emotions and behaviors are affected by their environment and genetics. Parents and teachers are integral partners in supporting your child's success. The Unfold Psychology team facilitates productive and instructive conversations between parents and children. Children receive individual counseling and families work directly with our clinicians to learn positive parenting skills, improve communication and discipline methods, and create plans for in-home and school-based services.
Initially, parents will meet with Dr. Heafey for an initial session to discuss their child's behaviors and parent concerns and goals. Typically, your child will meet with Dr. Heafey on a weekly basis, and if appropriate receive additional support from our Education Specialists. Every 3-4 weeks, or more frequently depending on your family's goals, parent will meet with Dr. Heafey and with both parents and child. Most children receive treatment over a period of 4-6 months. When new challenges arise, our team is available to resume services.
FEES FOR SERVICES
Fees for sessions vary depending on the level of support your child and family require. The initial parent session with Dr. Heafey is $450. The one-hour session will include a comprehensive intake, identifying your concerns and goals for your child. Dr. Heafey will spend time outside of your initial session reviewing records and background information. The fee for sessions following the initial appointment is $325 per 50-minute session.
We do not accept health insurance directly, although we are happy to submit claims directly to your insurance company, as well as provide Superbills that are necessary for reimbursement by PPO health insurance plans, medical flexible spending and health savings accounts. Families with HMO or EPO insurance plans should contact their insurance providers, as most often these plans will not provide reimbursement for services rendered by an out-of-network provider.
As the result of the 2022 No Surprises Act, please be aware that you have the right to receive a good faith estimate of healthcare treatment costs. Your Good Faith Estimate will be uploaded to your client portal at the time that you schedule an initial appointment. However, you can ask our intake coordinator or your provider for this estimate before you schedule a service or at any other time during treatment. If you receive a bill over $400 more than your good faith estimate, you can dispute the bill. For more information regarding the good faith estimate and/or dispute process, see your good faith estimate or visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises
BEHAVIOR CHALLENGES AT SCHOOL
At Unfold Psychology, we understand that children can face challenges when it comes to school, especially when it comes to certain behaviors. That’s why we have made it our mission to help children unfold their potential and cope with their emotions in a positive way. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children can feel comfortable and have the tools and support they need to overcome any challenge.
COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
At Unfold Psychology, we believe that everyone has the right to good mental health, and that starts with understanding our emotions and learning to express them in a healthy way. We specialize in helping children and parents who may be struggling with communication and finding it difficult to express their emotions. Our team of licensed therapists provide a safe and supportive environment to help our clients navigate the complex emotions and challenges of daily life.
Siblings can be a source of joy and support throughout our lives, but they can also experience conflict and tension that can be difficult to resolve. Our team of mental health professionals at Unfold Psychology is passionate about helping individuals and families navigate these challenges successfully. We offer a range of evidence-based therapies to help patients manage and overcome these difficulties, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other effective treatment modalities.
At Unfold Psychology, we understand the lasting impact that co-parenting and divorce can have on children. That’s why we strive to provide the highest quality of care to help them navigate these challenges. Our compassionate therapists specialize in child psychology, and are ready to work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child’s specific needs. Our focus is on their emotional well-being, and we believe that every child has the potential to thrive no matter their situation.
Research shows that self-confidence can have a major impact on overall well-being, so we make it our priority to provide children with the tools they need to build their self-esteem. Our team works collaboratively with families and caregivers to develop individualized treatment plans that meet the unique needs of each child. We offer a variety of services including individual therapy, play therapy, and family therapy to help children build confidence and reach their full potential.
DEVELOPING POSITIVE HABITS
We know that children can benefit from a variety of small tasks and chores that can help develop important values and habits at a young age. That’s why we offer a wide range of resources and programs designed to help parents and caregivers instill a sense of responsibility, empathy, and self-worth in their children. Our psychologists are experts in creating healthy routines for children that promote overall emotional health. Routines, such as daily chores, can instill habits that will benefit a child into adulthood.