Cost is $3,000** for 30 hours of intensive therapy. The cost includes:
- 30 hours of therapy with an individual counselor providing customized treatment. (See About CKC DC Metro for more information on what is included.)
- 6+ hours of parent training sessions with Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein.
- Field trips and activities associated with camp.
- Daily parent training meetings during the lunch hour of camp.
*note: intake evaluation and fade-in sessions are not included in cost of camp
In terms of cost-effectiveness, the intensive treatment model of CKC-DC Metro allows for 30 hours of intervention in 5 days, instead of 30 hours of treatment in 30+ weeks of typical psychotherapy. Additionally, 30 weeks of typical therapy would cost approximately $7,500, plus 6+ hours of parent training at $1,500, in comparison to $3,000 for CKC-DC Metro. As a supplement to one-on-one therapy this is an excellent investment. But most important, intensive summer therapy camps have been shown to provide quick, effective treatment that generalizes well to the school setting.
CKC is an out-of-network intensive therapy program with all other insurances, and thus a deposit payment is required at the time of registration and the full cost of camp is due prior to the start of camp. Parents are encouraged to check with their insurance company to determine if they have out-of-network coverage for mental health services. Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein will provide a receipt for all services to submit to insurance. Reimbursement amount varies, and is not guaranteed. The diagnostic code on the billing receipt will be F94.0 (Selective Mutism) and/or F40.10 (Social Phobia). You may need pre-authorization for this treatment, so be sure to contact your insurance company to find out more information about the pre-authorization process.
**Former or current patients in treatment with Dr. Scharfstein or other psychologists at the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change receive a 10% discount off the price of the Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro.
CPT Codes Used (for insurance reimbursement)
90791 and 90846– Initial Diagnostic Evaluation/Treatment Planning meeting: An intake interview with camp director or camp leaders and the child’s parents. We will obtain background and necessary information to confirm a diagnosis, provide education and clarification, and create an individualized camp treatment plan.
90837 – Lead-In Individual Psychotherapy Sessions (Individual Meetings with Camp Director, counselor, and another camper): 60 min exposure sessions to desensitize the child to the camp director or camp leaders and the child’s chosen counselor. These are necessary steps to attend the camp; once met, the child is considered ready to participate in CKC-DC Metro. It is unknown how many meetings will be necessary to meet this entry criteria for the camp, although most children are able to meet it within 3-4 sessions.
90853– Interactive Group Psychotherapy (Camp): Six hours of interactive group therapy treatment per day for five consecutive days (30 total units). Children are always paired with a counselor, and Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein (a fully licensed clinical psychologist) is always in attendance to direct the camp curriculum, provide oversight and supervision, and deliver the group treatment.