Do you accept insurance?
Services are private pay only. Clients can choose to pay with cash, checks, or credit cards. Some insurance
companies will reimburse for services with a receipt of services rendered, which Dr. Carlson can provide for you.
Sessions fees begin at $175 per hour, but Dr. Carlson can work with a sliding fee scale based on your income and
number of family members in the home.
Lauren Stroh, Maryam Munis, and Komal Sawani work at a reduced fee and can provide a sliding scale. Their sessions begin at $125.
Yoga classes are $23 per class, or students can purchase a 5 class pass for $100. Workshops and individual yoga session rates vary.
How long do sessions last?
Play therapy sessions last 45 minutes. The play therapy room is one where children do not clean up, so Dr.
Carlson requires time between sessions to make the room the same, consistent environment for the next child.
Adult and family sessions last 50 minutes. Supervision and mindfulness training/yoga last the full hour.
How long will my child be in play therapy?
There is no set time a child will be in play therapy. Many studies have cited that anywhere from 14-20 sessions is
average. Dr. Carlson will meet with parents and teachers on a regular basis to discuss progress and communicate what techniques to implement at home and school.
Do I come to play therapy with my child?
The play therapy room is a place for the child to express themselves in many different ways. Children benefit from
having a space that is all their own, but Dr. Carlson does invite parents to join for family sessions at times.
What should I tell my child about play therapy?
Dr. Dee Ray, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC created two videos to help explain play therapy.
Can I leave my child and run errands while he/she is in therapy or being tested?
We require parents stay in the waiting room for the duration of the session. In the therapy process, going with an adult that you do not know can be scary and anxiety inducing. It is important that parents are there when the session is over to help calm these feelings. During the assessment, children may need more breaks than expected and parents need to be there if this occurs.
Do you work with schools?
Dr. Carlson finds it extremely important to work with schools and teachers, whether it be giving teachers support, helping implement modifications and accommodations in the classroom, or participating in Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) meetings in public schools.
What if I need to cancel?
We require a 24-hour notice for cancelation. While we understand that emergencies happen and cannot be helped, a fee will be charged if the cancellation does not occur 24 hours beforehand.