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Intake & Treatment Information

Intake Process

  • Use our online scheduling tool to schedule a phone consultation or text us at 251-232-2396.
  • During the phone consultation, we will gather information and answer any questions you may have. If we are a good fit for your needs, we will schedule an initial intake evaluation appointment.
  • Documentation, screenings, and assessments will be sent to be completed at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
  • The initial evaluation session is up to 90 minutes. It includes a clinical interview, additional assessments, and release of information requests to send assessments to teachers, parents, partners, etc. as needed.
  • Once all of the assessments are completed and returned, a psychological evaluation report is written and reviewed by a clinical psychologist. Upon receiving the signed report back from the psychologist, you will be contacted to set up a follow-up appointment to review the results and discuss treatment planning.
  • Treatment plans are usually 8 - 12 weeks long, depending on the goals established by the client and therapist.
  • Parents/guardians of children and adolescents are asked to remain in the lobby during sessions if needed for an impromptu family session.
  • As the end of the treatment plan approaches, we will review the plan to determine if we need to continue working on the established goals, change to new goals, or terminate treatment at that time.

504 and IEP Process for ADHD

Most people are unaware that there are a lot of myths and misinformation across professions that create significant gaps in the process of getting a student the assistance they need in school through 504s and IEPs. These gaps cause great frustration when parents look to school, mental health, and medical professionals for answers. It can be especially complicated when a child is experiencing symptoms that may be categorized on the minimal side of a spectrum that ranges from minor to severe. 
 
The problem with not recognizing symptoms that are minimal is that having minor symptoms of a diagnosed condition does not mean the condition should not be addressed appropriately. The other problem is it often prevents a student from receiving the early interventions they need for success and minor symptoms become more severe as the child gets older. 
 
These issues are especially frustrating for parents of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), just to name a few. If you are a parent concerned about your child’s performance in school or a parent who is frustrated with trying to find answers while your child seems to be “falling through the cracks,” contact Gulf Coast Family Services for more information on how we can provide consultation through the process of finding the assistance your child needs.

Send us a Text

We often receive phone calls during times when we are unable to answer the phone. It can also be difficult for us to return phone calls between sessions. For more information or if you have questions, text us at 251-232-2396.

Session Fees

Gulf Coast Family Services strives to provide the most effective therapy strategies for each client. Unfortunately, many insurance companies force diagnoses and certain types of treatment modalities in order for therapists to receive reimbursement. It is not our desire to rush diagnoses or limit our services based on insurance restrictions. Therefore, we are self-pay and offer super-billing for clients to file with their insurance for reimbursement. Please check with your provider to make sure your insurance provider allows such reimbursement. 

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