I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations.
Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Children struggle with learning for a variety of reasons. A comprehensive evaluation helps you understand why your child struggles, so that you know what kind of help they need. I take a collaborative approach to partnering with your child's school, so that they understand your child's needs and can develop an effective plan of support.
Many of my clients struggle to stay focused, resist distraction and remain calm in the classroom or elsewhere. They may also struggle with the "business" of school -- skills like staying organized, getting started on or finishing tasks, and managing their time. While these can be signs of ADHD, they may also stem from other underlying issues such as anxiety, learning problems or health habits (e.g. sleep and nutrition). Evaluations help parse these differences and point towards best next steps.
I provide consultation to parents who are worried about their child but need help figuring out the right "next step." I charge a flat fee of $300 for this consultation, which usually lasts 90 minutes. We discuss your child's history, your questions and concerns, and I will give you as many suggestions as I can based on what you've told me. We can also discuss psychoeducational evaluations, if that route seems appropriate.