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* required for
all
new patients

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Psychotherapy

Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy

Family Sessions

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Expert consultations & specialized
fine-tuning & titration for medication  optimization

 continue below to learn more about our services

 Step #1.

During initial consultations, our doctors begin with the comprehensive clinical interview. For this part its important for new patients under 18 to come with at least one parent; for any new adult patients we encourage you to come with a spouse, sibling, close friend or family member. Additional perspective(s) of the patient's presenting difficulties is helpful to understanding yourself,and your strengths, weaknesses and goals.

 

Your doctor will assess how ADHD may impact your daily life starting with a semi-structured clinical interview, using scientifically validated assessment measures including the Brown Executive Function/Attention Rating Scales (patients will be given a copy of the report by the end of the appointment). Additionally, patients are assessed with cognitive measures of their short-term working memory abilities, and screening for possible related problems or disorders. At the conclusion of the evaluation, your doctor will provide educational information, answer questions and provide their diagnostic impressions and any recommendations for treatment and follow-up appointments.

 

A brief summary report for initial consultations are provided upon request and may include a fee depending on the length and time needed to prepare this letter.

 

If you are seeking a more analytical and extensive report, typically needed for accommodations, this requires extra testing and is an additional fee for the comprehensive narrative report.

 

Please see our services on evaluations for accommodations and and written reports below.

 
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Follow up appointments can be made with Dr. Kennedy and/or with Dr. Brown for individual psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy or family sessions. Telehealth (Zoom) sessions can be arranged for established patients unable to visit the clinic due to distance.

Appointments can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, at a regular time or for checking in with your therapist as needed. We are flexible for scheduling these appointments according to your individual needs.

 
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Patients who do not have a primary physician able and willing to prescribe appropriate medications, our staff is committed to careful individualized medication selection and fine-tuning of dose and timing for each patient. Medication management follow-ups are available with Dr. Kennedy, our specialist family nurse practitioner and licensed prescriber. If you wish to have your established care provider prescribe your medication, Dr. Kennedy is available to collaborate on pharmacological care.

 
 
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Students seeking assessments to determine eligibility for accommodations at schools, colleges or universities, or for standardized testing are usually required by the authorities to have a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation. This requires clinical interviews, review of school records, current ability testing, and standardized achievement testing all which can all be administered by Dr. Brown.

After the completion of each test, your doctor will review your test results and provide accommodation recommendations based on those results. You will also receive a copy of your test results to take home.

If you are required to provide a more analytical analysis and written report, this can be provided as an additional service.

We offer tests such as WISC, WAIS, Woodcock-Johnson, WIAT, Nelson-Denny, SRS, GARS, ... & more

 
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Written reports of consultations and/or psychological testing can be prepared by Dr. Brown to fit the needs of each patient. Patients seeking accommodations at school, universities, and for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or professional credentialing tests are usually required to submit narrative reports according to specifications of the established guidelines.

 
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Parenting Training and Behavior Management (PTBM) can be very helpful in identifying problematic behaviors in school, home, social settings, and with family and then woking with your therapist to develop individualized strategies or systems to improve school, individual and family functioning.

 

Consultation with families and schools can be provided to develop behavior intervention plans in the school setting and/or to collaborate in the IEP or 504 process.

For young children, adolescents in middle or high school, and adults who struggle with social difficulties, we offer individualized training  for teaching important life skills for how to make and keep friends, navigate social life challenges. and how to deal with social conflicts.