In the first phone call, Dr. Neely will speak with you about your concerns. She will be making sure she has the right skill set for your needs.
Prior to your first appointment, you will complete a questionnaire. The first appointment is an hour long session for parents where Dr. Neely asking follow up questions based on your questionnaire. There will be an ongoing conversation about goodness of fit along the way.
The next three sessions are for the child. Dr. Neely will be developing the therapeutic relationship, continuing her assessment, and beginning treatment. These are very flexible sessions designed to help your child feel safe and supported.
The fifth session is an hour and a half long session for parents where Dr. Neely will provide you with the Whole Child Assessment Report. This report will explain her findings and recommendations for treatment
This process has been developed to assess the many factors that can influence a child's behavior. This analysis can create a sound foundation to the work, leading to more effective and efficient care.
From there, treatment will follow the plan outlined in the report. Dr. Neely will use the combination of techniques chosen for your child's specific needs. This can include play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, parent coaching, mental health education, and other strategies.
This Miss Erin Doctor video explains how therapy begins with the Whole Child Assessment.