Make Sure We Are The Right Fit We serve patients whose symptoms are primarily brain-related concerns, such as those related to anxiety, mood, behavior, cognitive function, sleep, headaches, and/or sensory processing.
For neurotherapy, patients generally need to come to the office 2-3 times a week. For this reason, we recommend that patients work with a neurotherapy clinic that is within driving distance.
For pediatric patients, our minimum age is 18 months.
Dr. Johnston-Jones does not prescribe controlled substances (i.e. Xanax, Adderall, and Ritalin). Patients who take these medications will need to maintain a relationship with the prescribing provider, as will patients on complex psychotropic regimens.
Our clinic does not accept insurance. Patients with PPO insurance plans may be reimbursed for a portion of the services they receive at our clinic.
Dr. Johnston-Jones does not have expertise in the following areas: substance abuse & addiction, cognitive decline (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc.), or severe psychosis. We recommend that patients with these conditions work with a specialist who can provide safe and effective care.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens in the first session? During the first session we conduct a clinical interview to get a sense of your needs. Together, we create a holistic, drug-free treatment plan to help you or your child be symptom-free. Treatment includes the evaluation or assessment and prescribed treatment sessions. Medical, sleep hygiene, nutrition and parenting recommendations are often a part of the treatment plan as well.
What is a session like? Kids and teens often leave sessions telling their parents that "I had so much fun" or "I feel so much better." Adults report feeling "relieved" and "better." Because Dr. Johnston-Jones's sessions are more structured than many in her field, young people who may be nervous about "therapy" and those with anxiety tend to feel more safe and relaxed. Also, because the treatment plan is created along with the patient, the patient is aware of each step and involved as a leader in their own treatment. Sessions last for 50 minutes and include evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Neurofeedback, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Hypnosis, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Positive Discipline, Parent Education, Psychodynamic therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Where do sessions take place? Sessions may take place at a child's school during school hours, at your home, or at Dr. Johnston-Jones's office.
Does insurance cover the cost of treatment? Most PPO insurances cover an average of 50-100% of your fees. Using insurance will require a diagnosis.
If you prefer to not have a diagnosis on your record or have an HMO insurance plan like Kaiser, insurance will not reimburse for treatment. However, we can provide you with an interest-free medical payment plan with Chase Health Advance which gives qualifying families the option to pay for treatment interest free over a two year period. This is a very easy process and we are able to seek approval from Chase at the orientation once you have scheduled your evaluation. This means that families can start treatment immediately for as little as $260 a month. Please discuss this option with us at the time of the orientation.
How much does it cost? Fees will depend on severity of symptoms. We have a sliding scale available for those who cannot pay our standard fee and strive to help as many as we can given our availability. Sessions are $250 for a treatment plan program and $350 for a one-off consultation. but are based on your ability to pay. For those who cannot afford the standard fee, Dr. Johnston-Jones has pro-bono (no cost) and sliding scale (reduced fee) option. We accept credit cards, cash, and have an interest-free option through our medical payment plan. You are responsible for paying for your session in advance unless we have made other arrangements. You may pay with a check, cash or by credit card via Square. If you pay by credit card or Square, we ask that you pay for four sessions in advance, on a monthly billing schedule to reduce processing time. If you pay in advance and end up not using some sessions, we will return any remaining balance to you.
ADHD / ADD: Symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity require an average of 30 sessions to be relieved, improvement will likely be seen in just seven sessions. Sessions are often once per week, however, twice or three times per week will see the most accelerated brain growth and help to prevent further social and academic/work related consequences. School meetings and neuropsychological testing to rule out learning or processing issues may be recommended.
ANXIETY: Anxiety is particularly known to habituate and develop unhelpful brain patterns so it is especially effectively treated with our neurofeedback and brain mapping tools. Improvement is often seen after 10 sessions, average sessions depend on severity but run from 10-30 sessions.
AUTISM: Autistic social symptoms require an average of 30 sessions to be relieved, improvement will likely be seen in just ten sessions. Sessions are often once per week, however, twice or three times per week will see the most accelerated brain growth and help to prevent further social and academic/work related consequences. School meetings and neuropsychological testing to rule out learning or processing issues may be recommended.
EMOTIONAL REGULATION: Learning to manage emotions is very much biologically based so we use neurofeedback and brain mapping, however we also teach essential evidence-based psychological tools as well. Improvement is often seen after 10 sessions. Amount of sessions vary depending on current ability to manage emotions and brain scan results but average 25-30 sessions.
PEAK PERFORMANCE: Brain wave improvement is often seen after 15 sessions. This helps with focus, memory, attention, getting into a flow state, cravings, and other peak performance results that come from improved brain health.
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL & NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT: Cost can vary between $500-$3500 depending on what is required.