SUPPORTIVE THERAPY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL KINDS

Witnessing your child navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, or ADHD can be tough, but therapists see themselves as dedicated members of your child’s team ready to support them. Approaches involve creative and child-centered methods, treating therapy as an opportunity for improvement, similar to a teacher or coach. Sessions are tailored to your child’s age and needs, ranging from play to creating behavioral expectations, fostering a comfortable and engaging atmosphere. With a commitment to partnering with parents, the focus is on enhancing your child’s overall emotional well-being. If you have questions about the process or are considering telehealth, the team has developed effective tools and tricks to ensure a seamless and supportive experience. If your child is older than 12, visit our teen page!

Active & Connected Family Therapy, expanding from its Virginia roots, offers nationwide compassionate mental health support, emphasizing enduring connections and personalized care.

Supportive space for your child’s emotional well-being  while they navigate and improve their struggles.

It is so hard to see your child struggle. Whether it is anxiety, depression, ADHD, or any other emotional difficulty, we are here to help.

Taking your child to therapy may feel intimidating, but it can actually be a relatively relaxed and heartwarming time. We see ourselves as a member of you and your child’s team and we hope to partner with you in helping them work through whatever is getting in their way as well as improve their overall emotional well-being. We usually tell kids we are similar to a teacher, or coach, and can help them improve areas of their emotional and family life where they may struggle.

Therapy will look different based on the age of your child and what they are working on. For most, therapists will start by meeting just with the parents, and then flow between working with the child, parent(s), and whole family. As child therapists, we get to be more creative in how we help people. Typical sessions may include playing games, planning bedtime routines, making feelings charts, creating behavioral expectations, taking a walk, or any other way we think we may reach your child. Please ask us any questions about our process!

Additionally, while telehealth can be more challenging with younger clients, our team has developed some tools and tricks to make it work.

Compassionate Support for Your Child

Seeing your child struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, or other emotional challenges is hard and there is help.

Creative and Child-Centered Approaches

Therapy is tailored to the age and needs of your child, incorporating creative methods such as playing games, planning bedtime routines, making feelings charts, and more.

Partnership for Emotional Well-being

Aiming to partner with parents, therapists work alongside families to help children overcome obstacles and enhance their overall emotional well-being.

Flexible Therapy Sessions

Sessions may involve meeting with parents, working directly with the child, or engaging the whole family, creating a flexible and personalized approach.

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Contact us through the form below, calling, or emailing us

STEP 2

Get matched with a therapist

STEP 3

Start your journey and work towards your goals

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Your Rates?
1. Independently Licensed Therapists 

Independently Licensed Therapists have completed a graduate or doctoral program and the required number of supervised clinical hours.  This is the level of training and experience most insurance companies require for reimbursement.  See “Insurance” section below to make sure you are eligible for reimbursement through your insurance company.

Average Rate Per Session is between $160 and $300 depending on experience and demand.

2. Residents and Post-Doctoral Students

Residents, Post-Docs, and License-Eligible Therapists have completed a clinical graduate or doctoral program in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or Social Work.  They are accruing the required number of hours for independent licensure and provide services under the license of their A&C Clinical Supervisor.  They typically receive 1-3 hours of clinical supervision a week.  Some insurance companies and insurance plans will reimburse for therapy sessions provided by a “Resident” others will not.

Average Rate Per Session is between $135 and $160 (except special circumstances when it may be higher)

3. Interns

Interns are graduate students in the field of Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology.  Their internship with Active & Connected Family Therapy is part of their graduate school training and they work closely with an A&C Clinical Supervisor, our most senior level clinician.  We are selective in hiring interns, ensuring that they have both the experience and maturity to offer high-quality care. Most insurance companies will not reimburse for therapeutic services provided by an intern.

Average Rate Per Session is sliding scale to $100.

Do You Accept Insurance? What Types of Payment Do You Take?

Kathleen Van Allen, LPC is in network with most major insurance providers. She provides face-to-face therapy in Lynchburg and teletherapy across Virginia. We are actively working on increasing insurance options for more providers.  We also offer therapy with interns and through our Social Justice program at the rate of most insurance co-pays ($25-$40).

Other clinicians are not currently in-network with any insurance companies; however, depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.

 

We would recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
  • Does my insurance plan cover services by Residents in Counseling if they are supervised?

We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards as forms of payment. We also accept most HSA and FSA plans.

Right to a Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.

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Step 1: Fill out the form below to schedule a consult and discover a therapist that is a specialized fit for you.

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Fax: 844-705-0170

Locations throughout Virginia & North Carolina. 

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