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  • How long are sessions and how are they conducted?
    All sessions are "telehealth", meaning Zoom or comparable platform. All sessions are 50 minutes in length.
  • How much does an assessment cost?
    An ASD assessment costs $1,500 (5 sessions billed at $300/session) and an ADHD assessment costs $900 (3 sessions billed at $300/session). Please note that this includes significant amounts of out-of-session time to: - sort and analyze the information collected, - run 3rd party reports, - prepare a comprehensive final report, and - review of the process and report by our Clinical Director. Additional sessions (beyond sessions included above) are billed at the clinician's regular therapy rate (ranging from $185 to $350 session depending on clinician).
  • Do you provide assessments to everyone?
    No, we do not. Please also be aware of the limitations below: ​ We do NOT provide assessments to children (under 18 years old) as this is a distinct specialty. We do NOT provide assessments outside of California; however, we would be glad to provide specialized neurodiverse coaching no matter where you live. We do NOT administer assessments for adults without verbal fluency. We do NOT provide assessments to clients who are solely seeking an assessment and do not wish to receive couples or individual counseling. We believe that knowledge is rarely enough for our clients. Knowledge needs to be combined with a clear growth plan and caring support. We do NOT perform neuropsychological testing such as tests which specifically measure motor and psychomotor skills, memory, concept formation, visual-perceptual skills, degree of self-sufficiency in real-life situations, and academic achievement (performance in school-like subjects). Such tests are NOT required for an ASD or ADHD diagnosis.
  • I live outside of California. Can you still provide an assessment?
    We only provide assessments to those who are living in California. If you live outside of California, we can provide neurodivergent-informed coaching, but not an assessment and diagnosis.
  • Will insurance cover an assessement?
    Our practice is an out-of-network provider; however, we gladly provide "superbills" for you to submit to your insurance company so long as you are in the state of California. Read more on our INSURANCE INFO page.
  • Can you help me with job accommodations?
    Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Sorry for the unclear answer! EMPLOYER FORMS Our primary focus and expertise is the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions as defined by the American Psychological Association. Nonetheless, we are glad to assist you in seeking accommodations when appropriate. Long-term Disability: Job accommodations relating to Long-Term Disability fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and typically require a different type of assessment. For example, the words “psychiatric disability” and “mental illness” are often used interchangeably. However, the term “mental illness” is properly used in a medical context to refer to a set of conditions related to emotional and mental health. The term “psychiatric disability” is typically used in a legal or policy context to refer to impairments covered under the ADA. Accordingly, we are unable to complete employer forms which are designed to address long-term disability (ADA) matters. Short-term Disability Job accommodations which are responsive to "short-term disability" are typically within our scope. Speak to your therapist about your particular needs. LETTER TO YOUR EMPLOYER We are able to write a letter to you that you can share with your employer. With your written permission, this letter may include: any diagnosis that we have given to you observations of your ability to function the focus of our assessment and therapeutic work together Please know that your therapist will charge for the work related to accommodations at her or his regular therapy rates for the time it takes to prepare letters or other documentation. Also, there is no guarantee that any letters or forms that we provide will the accommodations that you are seeking. OTHER RESOURCE We also encourage you to visit The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) which is an organization which specializes in helping individuals seeking job accommodations. We realize that this is an important matter and want to support you as much as we can.
  • Some of your clinicians are Associate Marriage and Family Therapists. Are they qualified to provide a high quality assessment?
    We have full confidence in our team. Those who are Associate level clinicians have a Master's level degree in Clinical Psychology and are pursuing further experience under clinical supervision to become fully licensed. Please know that: In the state of California, Master's level clinicians are authorized to assess and diagnose all mental health issues (based on Board of Behavioral Sciences Statutes and Regulations, section 4980.02(b) ) including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in conjunction with providing psychotherapy. We always integrate therapeutic support into the assessment process. All of our clinicians have taken graduate level training on assessment of mental disorders and received additional specific training on neurodivergent assessments as part of our organization. Our battery of assessments are drawn from the top national providers of psychological testing (WPS, Pearson, MHS). As psychotherapists, we have the same access as psychologists. You can read more about our assessment process at: As opposed to many psychologists and clinicians who are generalists, our team members specialize in neurodiversity and thus are well-versed in understanding the nuances of how ASD can present, especially for women. Our group provides over 900 sessions per month focused on neurodiversity. Dr. Harry Motro, who is the Clinical Director of the Adult Autism Assessment Center and the Neurodiverse Couples Counseling Center and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, supervises all clinicians and personally reviews all assessments. We want you to understand our process and to earn your full confidence. All of our clinicians will be glad to discuss all of your questions.
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