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Expert Care

Licensed therapists and psychologists specially trained to work with children and young adults (ages 10-24).

Backed by clinical evidence

Our approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), two gold-standard treatments that have been clinically proven to work.

Tailored to your child

No two children are the same, which means no two care plans are either — the length of treatment varies based on your family’s needs and goals.

Designed to empower

Therapists provide children (and families) with specific tools to empower resilient, fulfilling lives.

Flexible scheduling, zero waitlists

See a therapist in as little as one week. And with sessions offered virtually, you can access care when and where you need it most.

Collaborative

Parents and caregivers are involved in every step of the process and respected as critical partners in helping each child thrive.

Our Care

What is your clinical approach?

"Our highly-trained therapists utilize principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Parent Training (BPT). These gold standard treatments are implemented using a strengths-based and child-centered approach, that builds on the unique strengths of each child and family.

Our approach is focused, but we take the time to get to know you. Treatment is skills-based and focuses both on resolving real-world problems in the short term, as well as on providing life-long skills to help youth confidently navigate future challenges. Parents and caregivers are involved in every step of the process, and respected as critical partners in helping each child thrive."

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

CBT is an evidence-based treatment approach that has been consistently found to be one of the most effective, efficient, and enduring approaches to improving a wide range of symptoms in children and adolescents including anxiety, depression, impulsivity, habit disorders, social skills difficulties, and relationship difficulties. CBT is a focused, collaborative, solution oriented, treatment approach that teaches specific skills proven to reduce symptoms, improve coping, and increase quality of life. CBT has been shown to lead to meaningful, lasting changes that endure years later.

Initially developed in the 1960s, and adapted in recent decades to address the specific needs of children and adolescents, this treatment approach is based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and interact in patterns that can lead to a wide range of difficulties. As a result, CBT treatment helps youth undo unhelpful patterns by learning and practicing adaptive skills to understand and manage emotions, thoughts, and behavior.

What is Behavioral Parent Training?

Behavioral Parent Training is an evidence-based approach for managing disruptive behavior. In this approach, parents/caregivers are taught highly effective approaches to manage a range of difficult behaviors in their child or adolescent. Treatment is problem-focused and highly interactive, as skills are both taught and then modeled by the therapist, as well as role played with parents. This interactive approach promotes confidence and mastery so that parents can implement skills in real-world, high-stress moments. Therapists also often work with youth to develop an understanding of the specific factors that contribute to their behavioral difficulties and teach skills for managing emotions and behaviors.

Pricing

FSA/HSA

If you have a healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings account (HSA), you can use those as a form of payment with Handspring. Just input your FSA or HSA card number in our credit card form. Alternatively, you can use any credit/debit card, and then get reimbursed by your FSA or HSA.

Out-of-network Reimbursement

Our approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), two gold-standard treatments that have been clinically proven to work.

Services

What services do you provide?

We provide virtual therapy to children aged 10 and older, and to young adults aged 18 and older.

What age range of clients do you currently see?

Our pediatric therapists provide virtual therapy to children aged 10 and older, and to young adults aged 18 and older. We will begin seeing younger children later this year in our in-person clinics.

What challenges do you help with?

Our pediatric therapists are trained in evaluating and treating a wide range of conditions and concerns. These include anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, other mood disorders, impulse control, and adjustment disorders among others. Read more about our care model here

Where do you provide services?

We offer virtual treatment to children, young adults and families who live in Connecticut, Florida or New Jersey.

Do you prescribe medication or offer medication management support?

Not currently. While some children may need medication, we strongly believe in starting with psychotherapy and introducing medication only when clinically appropriate. We are taking a measured approach, and expect to offer medications later this year.

Billing

Do you accept insurance?

Not currently. Many clients choose to submit for out-of-network reimbursement with their insurance companies. If you would like to do so, we can provide a super-bill that you can attach to the submission. We provide no guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you.We are working on adding in-network coverage, and hope to have some news by end of this year. We believe therapy should be affordable to all, and making it more accessible to more families is core to our mission. Stay tuned.

How much are your services?

Your first call with our intake coordinator is free of charge. All follow-up sessions cost $40 each unless the patient pauses services for 3 weeks or longer, in which case the rate becomes $125/session upon re-starting. Rates will also be impacted if we begin accepting the patient’s insurance provider.

My insurance provides out-of-network benefits. Can you provide a superbill?

Yes! Just email support@handspringhealth.com.

What forms of payments do you accept?

We collect credit/debit card details before sessions begin. Your card is charged after each session.