Disclaimer: As therapeutic consultants, we advise, advocate, recommend, facilitate and empower, but we do not treat mental illness or addiction. We are not licensed mental health professionals, but will often refer you to professionals and programs for treatment. (Note: We have no financial relationship with any of these professionals or programs.)  Any consultation we give is for educational, informational and motivational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional psychiatric, psychological, programmatic, legal or financial advice you may need for yourself or your family member. 

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Therapeutic Consultation

THREE MAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT

 

1. Therapeutic Consultation: an intensive 12-hour therapeutic consultation; our most commonly utilized service. 

2. Extended Support: a quarterly arrangement wherein all services provided through our therapeutic consulting are offered in addition to parent coaching and care coordination.

3. Discovery Session: a shorter, more focused level of support for families who need our guidance in a brief but targeted manner.

 

How do I know my loved one needs help?

Your loved ones' struggles may have reduced their quality of life, getting in the way of college, employment, and relationships. Medication management and monthly trips to the psychiatrist or therapist are probably not meeting their needs. They may have had one or more psychiatric hospitalizations.

No matter what age we are, we all seek belonging, a sense of purpose, and mastery of skills. When these things are missing from our lives, whatever challenges we face may seem impossible to overcome. Serious mental illness interrupts careers and educational paths, relationships, and future opportunities. We focus on empowering individuals to restore their sense of belonging, purpose, and mastery so that they can achieve and sustain a healthier lifestyle. 

 

Whether your family member is 20 or 62, we want to know: what are their hopes and dreams for the future? Effective and compassionate treatment can help your family member learn how to manage their mental illness so that they can begin to build their future once again. We help families identify and access treatment options based on best fit for the person of concern.

 

THERAPEUTIC CONSULTATION

12 Hours

$2,500

We begin immediately with an in-depth 60-minute phone call followed by a discovery period that includes collecting written narratives of family, friends, and clinical professionals, as well as any relevant medical records of past hospitalizations or treatments.

As family forms, clinical narratives, and medical records are received, we review each item in-depth and communicate with you regularly on additional questions as we build a broad narrative for the person of concern.

Throughout the span of this contract, we are available to you 7 days a week via phone, text, and email.

As we build a holistic understanding of your loved ones' strengths, goals, and challenges, we gain a picture of what the best steps for treatment might be going forward. If clinicians are involved, we have as many collaborative discussions with them about planning as needed.

As we progress in our mutual understanding of next steps, we facilitate communication with identified treatment programs and help you address any concerns about cost, insurance, or legal matters. The typical outcome of our work together is admission to a therapeutic program that meets the needs of your loved one.

EXTENDED SUPPORT

Quarterly

$4,500

When ongoing therapeutic consulting and care coordination services are needed beyond our initial 12-hour engagement, we offer a quarterly engagement. We generally schedule weekly family calls for coaching and support; additionally we often develop a therapeutic alliance with the family member of concern and have weekly calls with them as well. We are accessible 7-days a week for urgent matters. Additionally, when we offer quarterly services, we generally also help families to develop long-term plans, optimizing the recovery and lifestyle of their family member. 

DISCOVERY SESSION

90-minutes

$375

We begin with a discovery period that includes collecting written narratives of family, friends, and clinical professionals, as well as any medical records you want to share.

Once the discovery period is complete, we review your paperwork in-depth, come up with a robust list of potential treatment options, and schedule a 90-minute planning call with you and any relevant loved ones.

During the 90-minute planning call, we reflect back to you our understanding of your situation based on the submitted narratives, make any corrections and fill in any gaps, discuss all possible treatment options in-depth, and make any adjustments to the list.

The final step of the process comes when we provide you with contact information for the recommended treatment options so that you can begin the admission conversation.