My Philosophy & Values
I know how hard it is to reach out for help. That's why I want you to feel like you are my only client by being responsive, valuing your time and the energy it takes to go through this process, and customizing the assessment to your unique needs. I use a combination of research-based, scientifically-validated assessment instruments, structured interviews, and observational data in my comprehensive assessment reports. I want you to feel inspired by and celebrate you or your loved one's neurodiversity, and for you to feel optimistic and hopeful about the future.
I've always believed in giving people tools to empower themselves, and teaching them to use these tools. You'll walk away from our meetings with a solid set of next steps to take and an attainable plan of action. There are lots of successful people with ADHD and other forms of neurodiversity. It's my job to make sure you're one of them.
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Empowerment. Knowledge is power and I will use my expertise to educate you about your diagnosis and how to advocate for yourself.
Growth. Have a growth mindset and I will join you in being open and curious to learn more about you and how to use these learnings to make you more successful on your life journey.
Empathy. Embrace our humanity and I will be respectful and honor that you and your family are facing challenging situations. I will do my best to walk in your shoes.
Insight. Understand your neurodiversity and we will work together to provide a deeper comprehension of the special constellation of factors that makes you unique, which will allow us to identify next steps and action plans.
Although I do not participate in any insurance panels, I believe in the democracy of mental healthcare, and have limited spots for sliding-scale assessment services. I also keep my wait list short to empower you to make informed decisions about your healthcare. I can provide invoices/receipts (not broken out by CPT code) that you can submit to your own insurance company for reimbursement. My coaching session rate is $200 (45 minute session). My neuropsychological assessment rates vary from $2,000 - $5,700, depending on the length, depth, and complexity of the evaluation.
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Fugazi: a band I greatly admire for their political activism.