Our Care Model

Proven Strategies. Personalized Care.

Strategies that work
Personalized for your child
Therapists who care
Results you can see

Who We Treat

At Handspring we believe that all children, adolescents, and young adults should have access to high-quality mental health care when they need it most. Families come to us describing a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges and we provide the skills and tools to help them thrive.

What We Treat

Anxiety and worries
Withdrawal
Loneliness
Behavioral difficulties
Procrastination
Grief
Sadness
Difficulty coping
Perfectionism
Intrusive thoughts
Transition to camp
Achieving independence
OCD
Trauma
Sleep issues
Bullying
Transition to school
Transition to college
Anxiety and worries
Withdrawal
Loneliness
Behavioral difficulties
Procrastination
Grief
Sadness
Difficulty coping
Perfectionism
Intrusive thoughts
Transition to camp
Achieving independence
Irritability
Trauma
Sleep issues
Bullying
Transition to school
Transition to college
Our Clinical Approach

Evidence-based, leading edge treatments to make meaningful and enduring changes

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.

How it works

Getting started with therapy can be overwhelming. Handspring makes it easy.

it easy.it easy.

Learn more with a free consult call
$0
Who attends: parent(s)
Once we understand what you’re looking for, we’ll personally match you with a therapist.
Step Number 1
Schedule an initial, 90-min assessment session
$40
Who attends: parent(s)
Once we understand what you’re looking for, we’ll personally match you with a therapist.
Step Number 2
Follow-up with weekly, 45-min sessions
$40/session
Who attends: parent(s)
Once we understand what you’re looking for, we’ll personally match you with a therapist.
Step Number 3

We’re on a mission to make care affordable for all families, which is why we offer various payment methods: FSA/HSA, out-of-network reimbursement, and sliding scale pricing.

The $40/session rate is valid unless the patient pauses services (3 weeks or longer without a session), in which case the rate becomes $125/session upon re-starting. Rates will also be impacted once we begin accepting the patient’s insurance provider.

To learn more, visit handspringhealth.com/pricing.

Meet our therapists

Not all therapists are specially-trained pediatric therapists. Handspring’s are.

Morgan Johnson, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Trauma, Family Systems

Aliza Kaplan, LCSW

Expertise in Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Childhood Trauma

Megan Martino, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Grief and Loss

Nicole Bieniasz, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, and Parenting

Morgan Johnson, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Trauma, Family Systems

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Aliza Kaplan, LCSW

Expertise in Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Childhood Trauma

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Megan Martino, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Grief and Loss

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Nicole Bieniasz, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, and Parenting

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Robyn Banker, LPC, NCC

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Trauma, Family Systems, Parenting, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions

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Lauren O’Connell, LPC, ACS

Areas of expertise: Child/Family Therapy, Parenting Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, School Anxiety/Avoidance, Attention Deficit Disorders, Trauma, Depression, Stress Management, Child Abuse/Neglect (Child Welfare)

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