Child and Adolescent Evaluations:
Evaluations are done in three one hour long sessions. Older children and adolescents may be seen first and parents interviewed in the second session. Parents of younger children usually are interviewed in the first session. The third evaluation session is the interpretive session during which diagnosis and treatment options are reviewed. Adolescents are usually included in this session. At times, younger children may be included in the interpretive session if appropriate. This approach allows for ample time and discussion needed for accurate diagnosis and establishment of a comprehensive treatment plan. The sessions are usually scheduled a week apart, however, there is opportunity for complete evaluations to take place in one two hour session if necessary.
Adult evaluations are scheduled in two sessions. The first session includes a diagnostic interview. The follow up session is the interpretive session in which diagnosis and treatment recommendations are discussed.
Dr. Montagnese does not accept private insurance. Fees are collected at the time of service. She will provide necessary documentation regarding diagnosis and services provided so that individuals may seek reimbursement from their insurance provider.
Fee Schedule as of March 1, 2010:
Initial Child and Adolescent Evaluation Sessions: $200.00 per hour session (three sessions scheduled)
Diagnostic Consultation: $500.00 for two hour session
Adult Evaluation Sessions: $200.00 hour session (two sessions scheduled)
Psychotherapy Sessions: $150.00
Medication Management Sessons: $100.00 per half hour session
VISA and Mastercard are accepted although checks or cash are preferred. Dr. Montagnese does not perform custody evaluations or forensic evaluations.
Dr. Montagnese requires 24 hour notice of cancellation. Missed appointments or cancelled appointments with less than 24 hour notice are charged at the full rate.