Treatment of School Refusal.

At Mid Island Psychology Associates, we take school refusal seriously as it can lead to higher rates of dropping out, social difficulties, academic difficulties, and an increased sense of anxiety that can be generalized to other situations. With the use of CBT and coming up with a plan for return to school for the client, and with the assistance of parents and the school district; most children are able to successfully return to school or an educational program. You may be wondering to yourself “How are these doctors goingto actually get my kid to go to school?” Each doctor takes a collaborative approach and gradually exposes the child to the school or the feared classroom, even accompanying thechild in the building and driving them to school and staying with them for a predetermined amount of time. Yes, that even means that we will pick them up at 7 in the morning to drive them to school when the time comes. Doctors also place importance on coming up with an appropriate educational plan and can help to navigate school meetings, such as determining 504 placement and Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings. Our goal at Mid Island Psychology Associates is to return your child to an educational program as quickly as possible, while also taking into account the specific needs of each child.

Customized Types of Treatment.

Our approach to treatment is both effective and complete. Upon intake, the therapist you meet with will discuss a variety of treatment options that would best suit your needs. Our treatment approaches include individual therapy, group therapy, parent training sessions as well as executive functioning training.

frequently asked questions

Do you take insurance?

Mid Island Psychology Associates, PLLC is considered an out-of-network provider and does not accept insurance. Many insurance companies offer out-of-network benefits which provide reimbursement for psychotherapy services. Mid Island Psychology Associates, PLLC will provide you with all of the information necessary in order to submit for reimbursement through your insurance provider.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, or credit cards including flex-spending cards

What is your cancellation policy?

Mid Island Psychology Associates, PLLC requests a minimum of 24-hours notice to cancel your appointment. If you do not cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance, or do not show for your appointment, you will be charged for the cost of service. This policy is to ensure that we are able to offer services to others should you be unable to attend.


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Mid Island Psychology Associates
500 N. Broadway, Ste 215, Jericho, NY 11753