Psychoeducational evaluations through the Open Conversations: Counseling and Assessments are provided on a fee for service basis. Our staff will provide detailed documentation to families who wish to submit to their insurance carrier for reimbursement.

Open Conversations: Counseling and Assessments provides comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to children, adolescents and adults who are having difficulties keeping up with expectations with school, college or workplace. Our team of experts provide evaluations of children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing difficulties in the following areas:

  • Reading – including difficulties with math computation and problem solving
  • Written Expression – including difficulties with handwriting and formal writing skills, e.g., spelling, mechanics and organization of written material
  • Attention and Concentration/Executive Functioning
  • Test Anxiety
  • Processing Speed
  • Difficulties with Memory
  • Depression
  • Executive Functioning

Dr. Pauline Belton is the licensed clinical professional counselor and educational specialist with a Doctorate in Education Leadership having specialized training in the area of psychological and cognitive assessment of children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges and cognitive behavioral challenges. Along with practicing clinical mental healthcare, Dr. Belton has 20 years of experience working in public, private, charter and collegiate institutions.

Typically, the results of our evaluations are used to help families decide how to best meet the educational needs of their child in the school setting, and to help parents make decisions about school placement. Additionally, evaluation results can help support whether accommodations are necessary for standardized testing including the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), ACT College Readiness Test, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Evaluation results can also help adults and employers make decisions about work placement, accommodations and compliance strategies.

Before the first visit, individuals and families have the option of scheduling their initial consultation and feedback session on location, or from their home via secure videoconferencing. In most cases, psychoeducational testing can be completed in 2 to 3 sessions depending on scheduling, and rating forms can be completed electronically from home or work by parents and teachers.

Open Conversations: Counseling and Assessments is a mental healthcare private practice.

                             Group Therapy Sessions for You

                                                               

                             Effective Parenting and Family Development: Family POWER!

( a group focused on helping parents and families build healthy structures and boundaries for strong connections and family foundations)

Girls Talk ( a teenage group for girls focused on leadership, self-esteem, career building and coping skills)

Relationship Talk ( a group focused on individuals wanting to learn about building healthy relationships)

Couples Group Therapy ( a group focused on educating couples on building healthy relationships)

Mindfulness Zone (Adolescent and Adult Sessions)

A group focused on educating individuals on building coping skills and strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression and life.

Art Therapy (Adolescent and Adult Sessions)

A group focused on use of art to build coping skill and strategies for creatively managing stress, anxiety, depression and life.

EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS AND CONSULTATION

Do you have questions about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses? Are you concerned about the way your child processes information while learning? Is your child struggling with completing classwork, homework or having trouble focusing during instructional time? The answers to your questions about learning, processing and cognitive strengths and weaknesses are a phone call away. (Student and Adult Assessments are available).