Educational/School Placement/Consultation Services
Dr. Matthew Housson and Associates work with parents to evaluate their children’s work ethic, intellectual and academic skills, and social-emotional functioning to determine an appropriate school environment where the student can thrive academically and emotionally.
In addition to working with parents on school-related issues, Dr. Matthew Housson and Associates consult with teachers and school administrators to enhance educational success. We assist teachers in developing behavioral intervention plans for their classrooms and identifying strategies to help children with learning, attention, and/or social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
Therapy typically involves meeting with parents and the child alone, or with both parents and the child, to discuss areas of concern. Dr. Matthew Housson and Associates primarily use cognitive-behavioral techniques to treat anxiety, OCD, social, and mood-related difficulties. Cognitive and behavioral techniques are also used to treat students who may have problems with ADHD or behavioral resistance.
Therapy sessions are either 45 minutes or 60 minutes long and are typically scheduled weekly. Please note that a 24 hour cancellation notice is required on all appointments.
Parents often have questions regarding aspects of their child’s development. Dr. Housson and Associates are experienced in helping parents with questions about child temperament, argumentative or defiant behavior, sibling conflicts, social concerns, worry, or mood-related problems. We are effective in helping parents improve their parenting skills.