What should I expect during my first visit?

During the first visit, you will meet with Dr. Lopez to discuss the reason for your visit. The visit will consist of gathering detailed information on mental and physical history, and psychosocial details. At this point he will design a treatment plan and both will determine how often you need to come in for therapy or is neuropsychological or psychological assessment is needed.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, we do take insurance. We are currently in network with:

  • Humana
  • Bluecross Blueshield
  • Compsych
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • United Health Care

Are there any options for patients whose insurance you are not in-network with?

Yes! For those patients whose insurance we are not in-network with, we offer a superbill. A superbill is a detailed receipt of the services provided for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Do you see children and adolescent?

Yes! We see children, adolescent, adults, and seniors. We also do family therapy and couple’s therapy.

What is a Neuropsychological / Psychological Evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation consists of working with a psychologist that has neuropsychological specialized training or with psychometrist that works under the psychologist. Various tests are administered to assess cognitive, motor, and perceptual ability and help us uncover potential problems with brain function.

A distinct difference between a neuropsychological evaluation and CT scans, MRI, or other types of brain imaging is that while brain imaging provides detailed information on brain structure, a neuropsychological evaluation informs on brain function. That is, it provides detailed information on how the brain works.

A neuropsychological evaluation typically measures attention and concentration, learning and memory, reasoning and problem solving (executive functions), language, sensory and motor functions, academic functioning, and emotional/behavioral functioning.

A psychological evaluation is similar to a neuropsychological evaluation in the sense that it assesses most areas of functioning though may not be as specific in certain areas of brain function due to not being required by the referral question being addressed.

What are the Tests Like and how Long Does it Take?

Neuropsychological tests are not invasive. Rather, the individual being assessed works with the psychologist or psychometrist, performing various tasks on a table. For example, one task requires for the test taker to rearrange blocks that have various block patterns. Other tests involve question and answer format while other tests may be administered using a computer.

Typically, neuropsychological testing is scheduled for two sessions that occur on separate days and last approximately 2 hours for each session.

Once testing has concluded, a feedback session will be scheduled approximately 2-3 weeks from the last testing appointment. At this point, a written evaluation will be created and all test results will be discussed with the individual.

What kind of therapy do you use?

We utilize an integrative approach to therapy that is sensitive to each individual. However, we focus on evidence based interventions so each individual may receive the best treatment outcomes. For example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be the most research validated therapy approach for conditions that include depression and anxiety disorders, while behavior therapy tends to be very effective for younger populations that may experience problems such as maladaptive behavior or problems with attention and focus. Nevertheless, talk therapy may be found to be more beneficial to a particular individual and we are very sensitive to this.

In addition to providing therapy, we pride ourselves in being able to provide the proper referrals. Such referrals may reflect finding the right prescribing physician for medication management or a different psychotherapist that may be a better fit to a particular individual.

Besides therapy, do you offer any other services?

Again, we provide neuropsychological/psychological evaluations for disorders and other types of evaluations that include:

  • Immigration evaluations
  • Pre-surgical & Bariatric Evaluations
  • Social Skills Training
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Academic & Learning Disorders
  • Intelligence Testing
  • Expressive, Receptive, & Processing Disorders
  • Anxiety & Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Family Conflict
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

What Age Groups or Populations do You See?

For testing, we see individuals across the age span that include children, adolescent, adults, and seniors from the ages of 6-95. Larlo Behavioral Services has acquired tests that are sensitive to various factors that may include different age and ethnic groups and physical and cognitive limitations. We also provide neuropsychological testing in Spanish.

Regarding psychotherapy, we provide therapeutic services to most populations as well and the therapeutic approach is sensitive to each need.

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