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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a consultant?

If you are considering an out of home placement, it is typically because your family is in the midst of a crisis and the current combination of services are not working.  Our Consultants are here to step in and provide guidance on what to do next.  Additionally, our clinical expertise as Licensed mental health professionals allows us to better assess the situation and evaluate which out of home treatment option is best suited for your situation.  We have conducted the program research for you, we know what conditions they treat, how they do it, and we have visited these programs personally.  We can serve as a liaison between you and the treatment program as needed, and programs often expect you to have one.  We are with you each step of the way, from when your child leaves home to when they are ready to return.

How much do consultation services cost?

The first step is an Assessment, which does not obligate you to sign a contract.  The Assessment fee is $300 per hour.  However, in order for us to serve as your Consultant and provide specific program recommendations, a 90-Day and/or Year-long contract must be signed.

How much do out-of-home programs cost?

Cost varies by program and length of stay, but they are not cheap.  These programs have highly specialized clinical treatment populations, specific admissions criteria, small treatment group limits, and are employed by staff with relevant experience and specialties.  These programs are designed to facilitate change and provide healing.  We have found that if your child has an IEP, and if you employ a Special Education Attorney, many of your expenses have the potential to be reimbursed later on.

Do out-of-home programs take insurance?

In general, the programs we recommend do not take insurance, this is because of the specialized nature of treatment that they provide.  If using insurance is a prerequisite for you, our services will most likely not work for you.  The reality of insurance based treatment programs in California is that they do not allow for specialized treatment populations and that significantly limits the quality of care they can provide. 

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