SERVICES

Psychological Testing and Assessments

Psychological testing involves the use of various measures to help assess intellectual, academic, emotional, behavioral and personality functioning. It helps facilitate accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment recommendations. Testing may be required in the following situations:

Adjunct to Medical or Psychiatric Care:

Midtown psychologists are trained to administer and interpret psychological tests as a means of validating diagnoses related to more than 500 diagnoses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Disability Determinations: 

Various government officials request Midtown psychologists to administer and interpret tests to validate disability claims and identify situations where individuals may be “malingering,” or pretending to have symptoms.

Learning Disorders: 

Disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Depressive Disorders or Social Anxiety Disorders may affect school work. Psychological testing identifies the presence of emotional or behavior disorders that interfere with a child’s ability to function academically. Identification of such problems enables the parents to obtain the help needed to assure the child’s success.

Fee Structure: 

Fees vary depending upon the tests selected and amount of time needed for administration and scoring. Some insurance companies pay for “medically necessary” testing, but not for court appearances. A typical test battery will cost $900.00, plus an additional $120.00 per hour for court time.

Family and Child Therapy

Child, Adolescent, and Family:

The most prominent need of young people and children who experience emotional and behavioral problems is to have the support of their family. To assist families in carrying out their support role to their children, Midtown provides assessment, testing, and individual/family counseling services. Based on the test results, Midtown therapists will provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for children.

Examples of disorders treated:

 

  • Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Learning Disorders

  • Mild Mental Retardation

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Depression or Anxiety

Our professional staff provides family therapy to create an environment of open discussion among all members of the family—Midtown assures the utmost in personal comfort and confidentiality throughout the therapeutic process.

Fee Structure:
$120.00 per 50 minute individual therapy session (rates may vary depending upon pre-arranged insurance benefits or plans). Most insurance companies will authorize family therapy, and for some diagnoses, they actually insist upon family involvement.

Individual and Group Counseling

Therapy for individuals and groups helps the recipients improve their quality of life by better understanding and controlling their emotions and behaviors. 

 

Examples of Therapy Treatments:

  • Depression (feelings of hopelessness/despaid, difficulty falling asleep, or too such sleeping; low energy level; frequent crying; problems with concentration)

  • Spousal or Child Abuse (physical and/or emotional)

  • Marriage Problems (individual symptoms and mood swings)

  • Posttraumatic Stress and other Anxiety Disorders

  • Adjustment Disorders (divorce, illness, death of a loved one)

  • Substance Abuse (alcohol, drugs, medication abuse, sexual addiction)

  • Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia)

  • Sexual Disorders (sexual arousal disorder, gender identity disorder)

  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Fee Structure: 
$120.00 per 50 minute individual therapy session (rates may vary depending upon pre-arranged insurance benefits or plans). Midtown Psychological Services is a preferred provider for Blue Cross-Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, and other insurance companies.

Marriage Counseling:

Therapy for couples, like individuals, must consider the premise “change is inevitable, growth is optional.” In other words, the partners who comprise the “couple” each undergo developmental stages that occur over time. Problems arise when the partners do not grow and gestate at the same rate. Nothing remains static—marriages are no exception. Most people need tools to help them negotiate these stages effectively.

Supplementary Services

Parent Training:

  • Midtown’s parent aides teach parents how to use the latest tools and techniques to raise healthy, responsible, and loving children. They work one-on-one with each parent, beginning with a screening device known as the Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory. Parents “graduate” when their scores in all categories are above average. There are 5 categories known to be essential to effective parenting, to include:

  • Age-appropriate developmental expectations

  • Empathy for child’s feelings

  • Alternatives to corporal punishment

  • Appropriate parent child roles

  • Support of child’s power and independence

Fee Structure: 

Most referrals for supplementary services initiate from the Children’s Division; private referrals are accepted on a case-by-case basis at the rate of $27.00 per hour.

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