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Individual Counseling Services:

In an effort to reach more clients in need of mental health services, the SLC created the SLC Counseling Associates, LLC to be able to accept insurance coverage for individual counseling. Insurance participation will be effective September 15, 2017.  We are very excited about this endeavor and are hoping to positively impact the lives of more individuals within our community.  

Clients who may benefit from individual counseling services:  

  • May be struggling with navigating the social world.
  • May have difficulty dealing with anxiety, depression, OCD, etc. or may display signs of other mental health concerns.
  • May be struggling with parenting /relationship issues with their children.  
  • May require individual support in the areas of executive functioning or emotional regulation.
  • May be transitioning from high school into post secondary/vocational settings and need assistance in planning the next stages of life.

Counselors can provide mental health services to individuals ages 4 through adulthood.

All providers integrate various methods of counseling procedures when working with clients.  They include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), forms of behavior modification, and methodologies associated with Social Thinking©

When working with children, family participation is an important part of the therapeutic process.  Families should expect to have "homework" and be given different strategies to try at home.

As of September 1: All individual sessions are 50 minutes in length.   

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Fee Schedule: The SLC Counseling Associates takes Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Husky Health. Private pay is also accepted and rates for service varies among providers. 

Please contact Lisa at l.dempseySLC@gmail.comwith any questions regarding insurance, to start the pre-authorization process or payments.

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To schedule: Please call our office at 203-250-0305 and Linda would be happy to help get the process started. 

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Counseling Staff:

Chris Abildgaard, LPC, NCC, NCSP

Chris is the Director of the Social Learning Center and the SLC Counseling Associates. He has been a licensed counselor for the past 8 years and has provided individual counseling services to individuals ages 5-36 years. He is a national speaker on providing counseling techniques to individuals with an ASD, ADHD or who struggle with various social learning deficits. His expertise is in Developmental Disabilities, Anxiety, and Executive Functioning. To learn more about Chris, please see his bio on our main staff page