Do you accept insurance?
We are out-of-network providers since the services we offer do not fit the typical insurance model. Please contact your insurance carrier to determine your out-of-network coverage benefits. Because we are a part of the SMart Center, we fall under the SMart Center’s insurance policy. To help facilitate the conversation with your insurer view the coding guide HERE.
Do you offer financial assistance?
Yes, offer financial assistance for individuals and families. We consider household income, personal income, and circumstances. To learn more and apply, please visit our Financial Assistance Application.
How much does treatment cost?
We offer different fees depending on the seniority and credentialing of the therapist you see. Fees begin at $130 per 45-minute session. Hour sessions are available upon request.
Where is the office located?
We are located at 261 Old York Road, Suite 900, Jenkintown, PA, 19046. Please see HERE for our address on Google Maps!
What conditions do you treat?
Please visit our What We Treat page to learn more about our specialties.
Do you treat children and adults? What’s the youngest my child can be?
Yes, we treat children, teens and adults of all ages. We treat children as young as 18 months.
How long does treatment take?
The length of testing depends on the type of evaluation being conducted, the individual’s age, and the identified concerns as well as possible breaks during assessments.
For young children, it’s recommended to do no more than 2 hours of testing at a time so it is best in these cases to break an evaluation up over a few days or to include breaks.
Generally, full-battery evaluations take 5 to 8 hours and usually occur over multiple days as we may uncover new areas to explore as we render the full-battery evaluation. Diagnostic rule-outs generally take 3 to 4 hours to complete. Reports after evaluations will be ready within 30 days after the administration of the testing.
If you have more specific questions on treatment length, we encourage you to give us a call at +1(215)-887-5748
Do you offer Telehealth services?
Yes, we can do both counseling and testing virtually. Please visit our Telehealth landing page to see if your state is eligible.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you give us as much notice as possible prior to a scheduled consult if it needs to be rescheduled. We have a long waiting list for appointments and the sooner you let us know, the better the opportunity to allow for another patient in need of our services to take that time. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can cause a family to cancel their appointment. Our center sends appointment reminder emails.
If we receive less than 24 hours’ notice that a consult time needs to be rescheduled, then the consult payment is still due as previously scheduled. No show appointments, unless a sudden emergency occurs where documentation can be provided, are not acceptable and payment is required for the no-show appointment.
Can we test two individuals at once?
Assessments are one-on-one with your provider. While we cannot test two individuals at once, we can schedule both on the same day and even at the same time with two different clinicians.
When should I consider having my child tested (or getting myself tested)?
If there is a general concern regarding difficulties with attention and focus, emotional functioning, learning or memory, and/or behavior, it is best to address it as early as possible. We recommend you call our office and speak to a clinician to better understand your circumstances.
How often should evaluations be repeated?
Depending on the condition, assessments may not need to be repeated after receiving care and resolving the challenge. Conditions like Autism, however, use re-evaluations as measures of progress over time. If you feel that a previous assessment wasn’t truly representative of your situation then or at present given changes, then re-testing is appropriate to consider.
For special education purposes, re-evaluations are required at least once every 3 years.
What is the difference between a diagnostic evaluation and a full-battery evaluation?
A diagnostic evaluation is a targeted evaluation designed to evaluate for one specific condition. These evaluations are designed to answer a specific diagnostic question, and are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. They are most appropriate for preschool-age children, or those who have already had a comprehensive evaluation and need follow-up testing for a specific area of concern. If seeking a comprehensive evaluation to address an unclear concern or multiple concerns, a full-battery evaluation may be a better option.
What should I bring to the evaluation?
It is helpful to bring relevant previous records. This may include past evaluations, the child’s most recent IEP (if applicable), the child’s most recent report card or standardized test results, or relevant medical records. Electronic copies of records can be sent via our secure portal.
We also recommend bringing snacks and drinks. For lengthier evaluations, the individual will be given a break for lunch. Individuals may bring their own lunch, or go to one of the many local restaurants.
Some individuals like to bring an activity for breaks, such as an iPad, tablet, or a preferred toy which helps to maintain their motivation during the testing. Individuals may also bring “comfort” items, such as small stuffed animals or fidgets. For ADOS2 evaluations, please bring a snack as part of the assessment.
Will my child’s school accept the results of the testing?
Our evaluations are completed under a licensed psychologist, so schools should accept the results we provide from testing. However, we cannot dictate what a school will do. Not all schools are required to implement any or all of the results and recommendations given. Some schools may request to do their own evaluation or implement alternative interventions. Families who would like assistance in getting their child’s school to implement recommendations or interventions should consult with an educational advocate.
As a school professional, can I contract with Counseling & Assessments to do an evaluation of a student at my school?
Yes, we are happy to contract with school districts to provide needed assessment services for students. Please contact us to share about your student’s situation and your professional needs so we can determine the best service to meet your needs. We accept purchase orders and/or signed contracts.
Do both parents need to be present for an evaluation?
It would be great if both parents could attend the evaluation. This helps us gather the most detailed background and patient history possible. However, if only one parent is available to attend the evaluation, then that is perfectly okay.
Why Counseling & Assessments at the SMart Center?
Counseling & Assessments at the SMart Center looks at the whole person, not just their diagnosis. Our team of multi-disciplinary professionals utilizes a ‘whole-person approach’ to treatment. We deliver evidence-based approaches – such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and a family systems approach – to our clients.
Now more than ever, mental health professionals must play a crucial role in helping those battling their own unique mental health challenges better understand their own invisible battles. Supporting and educating these individuals on how to develop and hone the requisite long-term coping skills will, ultimately, help lead them toward happier and more fulfilling lives.