What makes you a nonprofit?

We founded the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group as a nonprofit because we believe that everyone should have access to high quality, comprehensive psychological and educational support services. Our services can uncover strengths and deficits, build resilience, verify diagnoses, and open the door to a better education or more fulfilling life. We know that these services are often out of reach for many families due to their high cost. In our model, we provide therapy and testing at market rates for those with the resources to pay for them, and we then use that revenue to create programs for families in need. We also receive support from private donors and foundations. 

How do I know if I qualify for reduced fee services?

Currently, all of our reduced fee and pro bono services are performed in direct partnership with schools and other non-profit organizations. This means that we cannot yet offer discounted services to families who contact us directly. We do have limited availability for public school funded therapy and evaluations, which are usually authorized through compensatory education or independent educational evaluations (IEEs). As we grow and expand our programs, we aim to offer more affordable services to more families in the DMV area.

Do you take insurance?

We do not currently participate with any insurance plans, so we are an Out-of-Network provider. That means that all fees are due at the time of service. We provide clear documentation upon request that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement – the exact amount varies and depends on your plan. 

Do you have a sliding scale?

No, we do not offer a sliding scale. Our reduced fee and pro bono services are all offered through our community programs in partnership with schools and other nonprofit organizations. As our organization develops, we will find new ways to make reduced fee and pro bono services available.

What age groups do you work with?

We work with children ages 4 and up, adolescents, and adults.

What is your approach to diversity and inclusion? 

We are committed to serving all clients with empathy, compassion, and expertise. Our staff is welcoming of and experienced with clients of all ages, nonbinary clients, LGBTQ+ clients, and racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse clients. 

What is the process for therapy?

Psychotherapy is provided by clinical psychologists and doctoral-level residents in clinical psychology. Our staff is trained in evidence-based treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, family systems, and play therapy. We tailor our approach to the individual’s unique needs. We also regularly collaborate with schools, psychiatrists, physicians, and other professionals in order to provide well-rounded care. 

Most of our clients attend weekly therapy sessions, and each session lasts 45 minutes. For our child and adolescent clients, parent sessions are often a major component of the treatment. We also provide family therapy when indicated. 

Please call us to learn more about our rates or to inquire about availability. 

What is the process for testing?

Our approach to testing is comprehensive – we seek to understand the whole person in order to make the best recommendations. Rather than doing brief evaluations targeted to specific areas (reading, attention, etc.), all of our clients receive a full battery of neuropsychological testing. We believe that this is the best practice, as it helps us rule out a wide variety of potential concerns at once. Often, with brief evaluations, questions remain unanswered and families are referred for additional testing. 

Our neuropsychological evaluations include testing in the following broad areas: cognitive (general ability, verbal and nonverbal skills), academic (reading, writing, and math), and neuropsychological (attention, memory, problem solving, etc.). We also offer the option of additional social-emotional testing, if there are concerns about behavior, emotional well-being, or social skills (things like depression, anxiety, and autism fall under this category). 

The first step in the testing process is an intake interview. For school age children, we may do a classroom observation if indicated, and questionnaires are sent to both parents and teachers. We typically schedule 3 in-person testing sessions for each client, with session length depending on age and stamina (usually between 2 and 3 hours). Once the testing is complete, clients are given a feedback session where results are reviewed in detail. We discuss diagnoses, recommendations, and next steps so that clients have an action plan for what comes next. Finally, a formal written report is completed that describes the tests and results at length. 

For school age children, the evaluation package also includes the tester’s attendance at one school meeting (IEP, Eligibility, student support meeting, etc.) to review results and recommendations. 

Occasionally, individuals who have recently been evaluated elsewhere may come to us for a second opinion. We are happy to review prior evaluations, and we can add supplemental testing for outstanding concerns. Rates are dependent on the level of testing in these cases. 

We also provide stand-alone brief cognitive evaluations for school admissions.

Please call us to learn more about our rates or to inquire about availability.