Frequently Asked Questions
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Does Plum Tree accept insurance?
Yes. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. We are also an out-of-network provider for many other insurance companies. Be sure to contact your insurance provider to verify benefits. If your insurance will not cover health care services, you can also choose to be a self-pay patient
What makes Plum Tree Psychology unique?
Plum Tree Psychology is a group practice specializing in child & adolescent psychology. We have many therapists on staff that meet weekly with our doctors to discuss treatments plans, organize strategies, and refine techniques for your child. At Plum Tree, your child has a team of doctors and therapists working behind the scenes to help provide the best possible treatment.
Can you provide a diagnosis for my child?
Yes. Diagnostic Clarification can help answer the following questions about your child.
- Does my child have: Bipolar Disorder? Depression? Behavior Disorder? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Anxiety Disorder? ADHD Learning Disorder?
- My child has a lot going on; what is the CORRECT diagnosis?
- What are my child’s personal strengths?
- What treatments and in-home, at-school strategies are recommended?
- Are medications or other health interventions advisable?
What is the best way to clarify my child’s diagnosis?
The best way to clarify a diagnosis is with psychological testing.
Psychological testing will require your child to attend 3-8 hours of one-on-one testing. Assessments will include computer-based measures, pencil-and-paper activities, a clinical interview, and questionnaires. Your evaluation also includes: medical/academic record review, online behavioral rating scales completed by parent(s) and teacher(s), clinical interviews with any other providers, and a clinical interview with parent(s).
When all data is gathered, the report of results of testing should be ready within a few weeks. This report will provide detailed explanation of scores, clinical interpretation, and recommendations for support at home, school, and in treatment. You will be emailed the report in advance of a one-hour remote meeting (via Zoom or phone) to review results.
How can academic achievement testing help my child?
Academic achievement testing will help you answer the following questions.
- Does my child have a learning disability?
- Why is my child doing poorly in school?
- How can parents and teachers optimize my child’s learning?
- Is my child a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a hands-on learner?
Do you prescribe medication?
No. Plum Tree specializes in child and adolescent therapy/testing. We conduct psychological and neuropsychological testing for academic, diagnostic, and clinical issues. Plum Tree cares for kids and teens with anxiety, depression, inattention, impulsivity, grief, and low self-esteem. We help kids control behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. ADHD coaching helps teens get better grades. If medication is deemed necessary for your child, we are happy to coordinate care with your primary care physician.