Maureen F. S​hea, C.A.G.S.

Psychoeducational

​Services

About the Process...


While every situation is unique, here is a general overview of the path that services at

Lighthouse Psychoeducational Services

1. Pre-Intake Consultation:

I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation before making a first appointment to help us get to know each other and discuss objectives, like:

• The problem you are seeing with your child

• What you are looking to do

• And what you have already tried.

If you haven’t already done so, please give me a call to set up your free consultation!

During the consultation, we may also discuss some actions you can take immediately to help you or your child experience relief, for example:

• Writing letters to advocate for the needs of you or your child.

• Contacting other helpful agencies.

• Resolving issues with public schools.

I want to make sure that when you make the commitment your options, so you can make the best choice

2. Information Gathering:

After you have made the choice to begin working with me, I will begin exploring your situation further. This might involve:

• Getting releases of information to talk to schools, agencies, and other professionals

• A questionnaire on social history for you or your child

• If your child is in school and has a potential learning problem or social problem, an observation of the child in his or her school.

• Reading any prior evaluations/reports you have

While every situation is unique, here is a general overview of the path

Lighthouse Psychoeducational Services might take a 30-minute phone consultation before making a first appointment to help us get to know each other and discuss objectives, like:

The problem you are seeing with your child’s behavior, or your situation.beginning to see change.what you have already tried.If you haven't already done so, please give me a call to set up your free consultation!

may also discuss some actions you can take immediately to help

or your child experience relief, for example:

letters to advocate for the needs of you or your child.

Contacting other helpful agencies.

issues with public schools.

I want to make sure that when you make the commitment to work with me you understand all

your options, so you can make the best choice for you.

After you have made the choice to begin working with me, I will begin exploring your situation

releases of information to talk to schools, agencies, and other professionals

on social history for you or your child’s teacher.

your child is in school and has a potential learning problem or social problem, an

observation of the child in his or her school.

any prior evaluations/reports you have on your child.

While every situation is unique, here is a general overview of the path

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After you have made the choice to begin working with me, I will begin exploring your situation

releases of information to talk to schools, agencies, and other professionals

your child is in school and has a potential learning problem or social problem, an

3.Assessment:

After we review the information gathered, we will decide together what techniques to use

and/or what assessment tools to administer.

For parents, if it is decided that assessment would be in the best interests of your child the

testing will take place over multiple sessions at our office or at a convenient location closer to

where you live. The length of the testing sessions will depend on your child’s age, maturity

level, and motivation, among other factors.

For adults, testing can add relevant information necessary to formulate an action plan to help

you achieve your goals.

4. An Action Plan:

The purpose of assessment and information-gathering is to obtain a diagnosis and to get a

better picture of you or your child’s strengths and weaknesses, to determine what services are

needed to make progress.

During this time:

• I may write interventions to be done at home, at school, or by the student.

• You will receive a confidential written report and have the option of scheduling a

feedback session to discuss the findings.

5. Direct Services:

After we have determined what is necessary to make the changes you desire, direct services

might include:

• Individual & group counseling for emotional, behavioral, mental health problems

including anger management, self esteem, anxiety, depression, bullying, & social skills.

• Tutoring in academic subject areas; reading, math, and writing.

• Teaching study skills, also called metacognitive skills or “learning how to learn”.

• Demonstrating helpful techniques, such as note-taking, reading for meaning,

organizational strategies, preparing for tests, time management, accomplishing large

projects or assignments, and more.

• Coaching for ADHD or other learning disabilities. (For older teens and adults, coaching

can be done via phone or the computer.)

• Computer software training sessions to improve a child’s or teen’s brain functioning in

areas such as memory, focusing, auditory and visual perception, fine motor control, and

conceptual reasoning.

• Advocating for the needs of students in the school setting and the community.

• Facilitating coordination between parents, schools, and community services to maximize

the child’s ability to benefit from the treatment plan.

• Parent education sessions to teach you how to advocate for your child, how to work

with your child at home and how to understand your child

weaknesses.

We also provide workshops and training in a variety of topics for parents and school personnel,

as well as ongoing support/education groups for parents, teacher

Learning from others is one of the best ways to

6. Pricing Options:

• The cost of an assessment will be a set fee, ma

that testing and report writing will take. Attendance at a PPT or other meeting will be an

additional charge.

• Counseling services, both individual and group, will be based on what your insurance

coverage pays. While I am on several insurance panels, I can also provide you with the

needed forms to submit for

with your particular insurance company.

• Coaching, neuro-educational therapy and

be an hourly rate. These services typically are not cover by insurance. Please make sure

you are informed of all policies regarding your insuran

I know this can be a confusing time and I want you to understand what is happening every step

of the way. If you would like to know any more about any of the steps in the process, please call

me!

Maureen Shea

The Mind Matters!.