I love my office and I love the therapy that happens there. There are times, however, that it is difficult to recreate dynamics or behaviors that happen at home in the play therapy room. Sometimes parents want someone to see in real time problematic behaviors they struggle with in their children without having to record it (which in my experience often worsens the problem at hand). Other times, parents are interested in feedback on certain interactions and do not want to enroll their child in therapy. With an in-home observation, I will arrive at your home around the time the problematic behavior typically occurs and observe interactions between you and your child(ren). I will not intervene during this time so as to get as genuine a picture as possible of what your experiences are like. We will then schedule a time either in your home or my office to review my observations and create a plan that works for your family. This follow up meeting may include your children depending on their age and the issue at hand. I will also provide you with a written report to take with you as you try new strategies at home.
I recommend this service option for families with children age 8 and younger, as older children may feel more self-conscious about a new person observing them and often want to express their experience more verbally.
If you have further questions about this service, I'm happy to discuss them with you.
In Home Observation Fee: $425 Includes: Two Hour Home Observation Follow up session to review observations and create a plan that works for your family Written report of my observations and personalized strategy suggestions Two 15-minute follow up phone calls to support you as you implement new strategies Folder of helpful tools and resources 57¢/mile for Home Observations occurring more than 10 miles from my office address, with mileage charges beginning after the 10th mile.
If you have additional unique needs, please do not hesitate to ask and I will do my best to arrange for your needs.