- STEP ONE: Initial Intake
Lucy's inital consultation consists of:
- a review of previous testing
- conversations with the family
- conversations with the child
- interviews with teachers
- interviews with therapists
- STEP TWO: Placement Identification
After gathering and analyzing the information, Lucy matches your child's unique profile and needs with an appropriate program.
Lucy uses her knowledge from on-site school and program visits around the country to ensure the right academic, therapeutic and social setting specific to your child's needs.
- STEP THREE: Follow-up
Once the right programs are identified, Lucy works closely with your family throughout the admissions process, guiding and lending support while decisions are made.
Lucy monitors your child's progress in the programs for as long as s/he is enrolled, and continues close support of your family for the entire length of stay.
Finding the right program to fullfill your special needs child's educational, emotional and social needs can seem near impossible. I have walked in your shoes. I know the intricacies involved in getting the best education for special needs children. I know the camps, the day schools, the boarding schools, the residential treatment centers, the hospital programs. I have visited them in person and evaluated them. Children with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders or ADHD can thrive in the right school setting. I will work closely with your family, therapists, teachers and tutors to understand your child's needs and match him or her with the right school.
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Many families rely on Lucy's expertise to help their child who struggles with psychiatric issues. She is well versed in the best programs nation-wide that offer assessment and treatment of child, adolescent and young adult psychiatric issues.
If your family has experienced the trauma of multi hospitalizations of your child, there is hope. There is an alternative to psychiatric hospitalizations for children and adolescents.
Families of children with anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, mood disorder NOS, substance abuse, and aggressive behavior have choices beyond hospitalization. I know the alternatives, and I know where these kids get better.
If your teen is out of control — lying, missing school, defiant, stealing, promiscuous, in trouble with the law, running away, using alcohol and other drugs, Lucy can help. Chances are you have tried outpatient counseling, punishments and rewards to no avail. Maybe you've even sent your child to rehab. Lucy specializes in treatment resistant teens and young adults and knows the programs that get results. Your family doesn't need to live this way any longer — there are short term and long term therapeutic programs that work and Lucy will match your child with the most appropriate for him or her and lend support during the entire process.