Phase 1 – Setting Up an Appointment for Your Child
Our intake process is simplified by collecting:
collecting insurance information for your child with insurance subscriber information (Full Name and Date of Birth)
collecting one of child Guardian information with Guarantor copy of DL, name, DOB, mailing address, email address, phone number, SSI and
Phase 2 – Completing a New Patient Paperwork online
A parent would complete package on behalf of a child like he/she would complete paperwork for child’s application for school or legal documents.
This would allow parents to have a second thought about child’s wellbeing and he/she can mark down all questions or concerns to be addressed during initial visit, remember details about child growth development from the past. Last few forms can be answered on behalf of a child to the best knowledge of a parent. You can put N/A for questions that a parent has hard time answering.
Phase 3 – Introductory Interview – Your 1st Appointment
During your first appointment provider completes comprehensive interview to establish child’s clinical diagnosis and works together with a parent to determine a plan for treatment of your child, offers different treatment options (therapy vs medication management) and suggests behavioral or parental strategies to improve behavioral concerns, as well as discusses most common outcomes and prognosis based on patient’s diagnosis (Initial Evaluation Takes - 45 - 60 Min)
Phase 4 – Follow up
Based on agreed plan of treatment child continues participation in continuation of therapy or medication management symptoms re-evaluation sessions (an average 30 minutes based on complexity)
When visits are billed to the insurance companyCOMPLEXITY of the visit and TIME SPEND with a prescribing provider is taken into consideration when information is being send to the insurance company for re-imbursements
For patients who don’t have medical insurance – “cash per visit” prices can be found at https://www.mentalwellnessboutique.com/contents/additional-services
If we are out-of-network with your insurance carrier - we require 150$ per visit security deposit for services.
What is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry?
According to American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the child and adolescent Psychiatrist or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) is a medical provider who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. Mental health care for children and adolescents involve comprehensive treatment approach of proper parenting skills where children are working together with their parents on conflicts resolutions; educators and teachers providing special accommodations in consideration to child unique emotional development; and proper consideration of child developmental needs andachievement of age appropriate growth and developmental milestones.
Home environment directly affects child and adolescent emotional self-regulation abilities, behavioral disorders, or mental illness. According to Institute of Education (IOE) the home environment can directly impact children's ability to control or direct their attention, thoughts, emotions and actions in childhood. Family dynamics and atmosphere at home should be directed toward supporting proper child’s development and education, independence and individualization. Mental Health Services for difficult children and adolescents should NEVER be used as punishment. Conflicts at home can be resolved by
trying to stay calm putting emotions aside,
don't interrupt the other person while they are speaking,
actively listen to what they are saying and what they mean,
check that you understand them by asking questions,
communicate your side of the story clearly and honestly, practice OPEN communication skills.