We Listen and Understand
We Listen. At KPLA, any level of care begins with a FREE phone consultation with Marian Curtis, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who is our Client Care Coordinator. She will listen to you and take time to understand and address your unique concerns. Marian will help you to determine if Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley, and Associates is going to benefit you and your family and direct you to the appropriate KPLA professional best suited to your needs. In the event we are not an appropriate fit, she will make every effort to provide you with a referral source outside of our practice.
Due to the specialized nature of our social/emotional development groups, an initial no-cost evaluation session is offered to parents and students whose presenting issues fall within the treatment range for our unique model. For students whose presenting problems fall outside this range, or for those who present with more significant difficulties, we will offer a more appropriate referral within or outside of our practice.
Whether you have been referred for testing by a school or professional, or if you’d like to gain further insight into your child, choosing to test your child is a big decision. At KPLA, we have a comprehensive testing department that can help you decide if testing is the right choice for your child. We offer a free one-hour consultation with a psychologist who will help direct you through this process. During this time, we will listen and take time to gain an understanding of your child’s unique challenges but also listen to your goals for your child. Testing provides useful information about how your child learns, but it can also be a stepping stone to opening new doors. Testing and assessments offer essential information about the correct methods and tools to help your child, and it can also provide educational accommodations, such as obtaining an Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, and ACT/SAT or other college accommodations.
For 35 years, KPLA has been an industry leader, working with children and teens in small groups to teach prosocial skills with peers. Children and teens who experience ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Anxiety, Mood Disorders and other social issues can have a hard time connecting with their peers. During the social groups, our professionals facilitate a fun learning environment and teach social skills. Participants become more confident and experience an increase in self-esteem and feelings of self-efficacy. As a result group members work through challenges and frustrations that may arise at home, during school or other daily activities.
Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates has a dedicated group of associates specializing in individuals, families, and couples’ counseling, with a primary focus on ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety Disorders and Depression. For individuals who struggle with neurobehavioral disorders (ADHD, LD, Bipolar, etc.) and their families, treatment can be helpful in assisting to gain a greater understanding of these challenges as well as create a more harmonious situation. We offer unique approaches such as, young-adult coaching/therapy, failure to launch and parent/family coaching related to school consultation services. At KPLA, our associates routinely see individuals and families for the following:
Grief and Loss