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 David Junno Psy.D.  Psychotherapy Services
 
 

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Getting Started:

You can call or email me to arrange an appointment. If you send an email please limit personal information since email cannot be guaranteed to be confidential. The best way to reach me is calling, during weekdays I make every effort to return your call within twenty-four hours. When we talk I will want to know what insurance you will be using, what your requests are for times or locations and a brief description of your reason for seeking help. If agreeable, we will arrange a time for you to come in for an initial consultation.

What to Expect: Adults l Children/Adolescents

Adults

Before we meet there will be some paperwork I will need you to fill out. You can download the paperwork and bring it to the session, or I can give it to you when you arrive. In the first session I will want hear about what brings you in for help at this time, and  gather some background information about your concerns.

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and patient, and the particular problems you are experiencing. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work will include and a treatment plan to follow, if you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise. If your doubts persist, I will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second opinion.


Child/Adolescent

Before we meet there will be some paperwork I will need you to fill out for your son or daughter. You can download the paperwork and bring it to the session, or I can give it to you when you arrive. In addition there is some additional forms I may have you fill out, depending on the nature of your child or adolescence's difficulties.

I recommend that you prepare you child for the visit by telling him or her that I am a psychologist, not a medical doctor and that I will not be doing an exam, giving shots or prescribiing medication. You can also say that the purpose of the visit is to address concerns or problems they are having with the goal of helping them and you- as their parent, make things better.

I generally conduct the first consultation with the child and parent(s) together. I find that children are often most comfortable having their parent present for the first meeting.  Having you and your child together allows me to see how everyone views the problem, and helps me get background information that will help us make a decision on how to follow up. For adolscents, I offer the possibilty of meeting with them and the parent(s) separately for the first session if they prefer. Further evaluation will include an individual meeting with your child, a parent meeting and possibly a family meeting.

As with adult therapy, treatment recommendations will be based a variety of factors related to the nature of the problem and its context. Recommendations may include: individual meetings for the child or adolescent, parent consultation, family meetings, and in some cases referral for medication consultation if needed.

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Insurance:

It is helpful to call the insurance prior to coming in, to see if you need authorization and/or to find out about your benefit (some plans have a large deductible that you need to pay out of pocket before the insurance starts paying). I am also willing to accept out of pocket payment for your sessions and can negociate a limited sliding scale.

I am on the following insurance panels. If you do not see your insurance on this list call them and see if they will authorize seeing me as an outside provider.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health New England
Tufts
Harvard Pilgram
Value Options
Pacificare
United Behavioral Health
Pioneer
Magellan
Aetna
TriCare
Medicare


Paperwork:

At your first visit I will need you to fill out a few forms. You can download them here and bring them in, or I can make them available to you when you arrive.

Initial Visit paperwork:

Privacy of Health Care Information
Confidentiality
Insurance Form
Psychotherapy Contract
Background History


For parents of children/adolescents, please complete these additional forms:

Developmental History
Symptom Checklist

The following questionnaires are commonly used for assessing ADHD, one is for parents to fill out and the other for teacher(s)

Vanderbilt ADHD Assessment- Parent Form
Vanderbilt ADHD Assessment- Teacher Form


Directions:

 
264 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060


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When you arrive you can park in the parking lot behind the building. Go in either front entrance and go upstairs to the second floor. Walk down the hallway until you get to a large waiting area. My name plate is next to one of the office doors. I will come out to get you at the time of the appointment.




 
       
  Office Location:

264 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060




 
  Contact Information:

Phone: 413-586-7559

Fax:
888-216-7406

email address
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