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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of programs do you typically work with when placing a client?

I am well versed in a variety of programs that I review when placing every client.  I work with residential treatment centers, wilderness therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, and private schools.  I also work with local area programs that provide Intensive outpatient programs, group therapy, and individual therapy.  

2. What is cost involved with placement?

Therapeutic programs are a big investment- emotionally and financially.  Most programs are private pay, but I also look at programs that accept insurance.  Insurance will often only cover a portion of the program. I also work with insurance specialist who can work with you and your insurance company to maximize any reimbursements.  Some families are able to use college savings accounts as well.  I have an all inclusive rate that covers my fees. I work with families to develop a treatment plan with consideration of their financial situation. 

3. How do kids get to programs?

Transportation needs vary by family and child.  Some families are able to take their child to the program.  I am also available to escort your child if you and your child prefers.  I also work with therapeutic transport services that I highly recommend and have worked with for years.  

4. How long does it take to get my child to a program?

Placement time is all based upon your family's needs. I can move as quickly as needed.  I often have a 24-48 hour turn around for urgent placement needs.  I can also assist in getting students directly from a psychiatric hospital bed to a program.  

5. There are so many mixed reviews of programs online, especially outdoor programs.  How do we know what information to trust? 

Online reviews can be scary and create anxiety for parents, siblings, and other family members.  I suggest parents speak with other parents who have had students at their program of choice.  This website is a great resource for outdoor programs efficacy: Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center.

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