How do I begin? Seeking help for your child is the first and sometimes most difficult step for any caregiver. Email Dr. Doyle and she will provide you access to the online portal to complete paperwork. You will provide information about your child and Dr. Doyle will then read through it and contact you with an appointment to meet. There is a flat fee of $160 per session regardless of whether it is in person, caregivers alone or via telehealth. You should contact your insurance provider to find out your out-of-network coverage. Some policies cover all or partial reimbursement. Once you are a client you will have the freedom to schedule your own appointments online.
How often will my child be seen? Therapy is individualized so the frequency of visits will depend on the needs of your child. Generally sessions are 50 minutes and may be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your child's needs. On many occasions it will be you who attends the sessions without your child present. Telehealth for parent meetings will also be an option as of January 2020 allowing for greater flexibility for parents.
What is my role as a caregiver? Your role is to implement behavior plans that have been developed by you and Dr. Doyle. You will learn how to collect information on the progress your child is making at home and then adapt as necessary.