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Assesments and Therapy for Adults, Children and Adolescents

146 Main Street #213
Los Altos, CA, 94022

815 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA, 94019

Specialties

 

Providing treatment and assessment services for adults, children, and adolescents for a variety of conditions, including:

Standardized Testing Accommodations

Learning Disabilities (Including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia)

ADHD & Executive Function Impairments

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Intellectually Gifted Students

Depression & Other Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Intellectual Disabilities and Cognitive Processing Disorders

Testing Services

A comprehensive assessment by a trained professional is a crucial first step in understanding and addressing the difficulties which an individual is experiencing.

Individual Therapy

At Manning Psychological Services the approach to therapy is one which focuses on helping individuals better understand, and learn how to change, problematic feelings and behaviors.

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Testing Services

What is the Purpose of a Psychological Evaluation?

A comprehensive assessment by a trained professional is a crucial first step in understanding and addressing the difficulties which an individual is experiencing. At Manning Psychological Services the purpose of our evaluations is not simply to assign a diagnostic label to you or your child. Rather, our assessments are seen as means for developing a deeper understanding of why someone is behaving and feeling the way they are, so that appropriate treatments can be structured and implemented.

What Treatments or Interventions Might Be Recommended Following An Evaluation?

Every individual who participates in an evaluation at Manning Psychological Services will ultimately receive a unique service plan, based on their own specific assessment results. Some of the more frequently recommended treatment strategies include:

  • Individual or Family Counseling
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions
  • IEP’s or 504 plans
  • Medication Therapy
  • Instructional Strategies
  • FBA’s & BSP’s
  • Gifted Instruction
  • Testing Accommodations (SAT, GRE, etc)
  • Referrals to Local Agencies for Additional Support
When is a Psychological Assessment Appropriate?

When it is suspected that an individual’s functioning is being affected by a developmental, emotional, or learning disability, a professional evaluation is an essential first step for developing appropriate interventions, and for identifying educational and/or mental health services for which that person may be eligible. It is also recommended that a psychological assessment be conducted when an individual is considering counseling, or medication therapy, for themselves or their child. A comprehensive evaluation can lead to more efficient and effective treatment, by determining the most appropriate diagnosis, and recommending a course for treatment.

What is involved in a Psychological Evaluation?

Psychological evaluations are conducted in a one-to-one setting with Dr. Manning, and are generally completed in three testing sessions. The first step in any evaluation is meeting with the individual or parent to develop an understanding of the current concern, as well as a clear goal for having an assessment conducted. Following an appropriate number of testing sessions, the evaluation is concluded with a discussion of the assessment findings and recommendations.

Will I Receive a Written Report?

Yes. All evaluations at Manning Psychological Services include a detailed written report. This document will describe the assessment results, make a diagnosis (when appropriate), and provide thoughtful and realistic treatment recommendations and strategies. Our written evaluations can be helpful not only to you, but to other educational and medical professionals who are working with yourself or your child.

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Individual Therapy

What is Individual Therapy?

At Manning Psychological Services the approach to therapy is one which focuses on helping individuals better understand, and learn how to change, problematic feelings and behaviors. By providing support in making lifestyle changes, and insights into how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all related, Dr. Manning helps clients to effectively address the difficulties which have led them to counseling. However, as every individual and situation is unique, the therapeutic goal and counseling techniques utilized are specifically tailored for each client.

Regardless of the concern which has brought an individual to counseling, at Manning Psychological Services the therapeutic process is always conducted in a caring and supportive environment. It is within such an atmosphere that you, or your child, can feel comfortable in working through the present concern.

Who Can Benefit from Individual Therapy?

Many individuals can benefit from therapeutic counseling services. Research has shown that counseling can be an effective means for helping to improve a variety of emotional, behavioral, and educational concerns. At Manning Psychological Services individual counseling is available for older children, adolescents, and adults.

What is the Format for Therapy Sessions?

Counseling is typically conducted during individual sessions, with meetings lasting between 45 and 50 minutes.

What is a Psychological Consultation?

In addition to providing assessments and individual therapy, Manning Psychological Services is available to provide consultation to parents and organizations who are struggling to understand and meet the unique needs of children and/or individuals with disabilities. Consultation is process which allows parents, educators, and other professionals the opportunity to meet and discuss specific concerns with a psychologist. The goal of this process is to provide a parent or professional with a better understanding of the problems they are faced with, and to develop strategies for managing these difficulties.

About me

Dr. Brad Manning

Brad Manning, Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree from the Ohio State University in 2002 and is a licensed psychologist in the State of California (PSY 20180). Through his experience, education and training, Dr. Manning is qualified to conduct assessments and provide therapy for adults, children, and adolescents who are struggling with psychological, behavioral, and educational challenges.

Dr. Manning is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Santa Clara County Psychological Association. He is also a California credentialed, and Nationally Certified, School Psychologist. Dr. Manning has practiced professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002.

Locations

146 Main Street #213
Los Altos, CA, 94022

815 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA, 94019

Additional Testing Locations

Dr. Manning has partnered with Sima Space to allow access to additional testing locations in San Francisco and throughout the East Bay including Oakland, Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Please feel free to call or email to schedule testing appointments in any of these locations.

Other information

Appointment & Fees

Therapy sessions are 45 minutes in length, while psychological testing sessions is generally 2 hours per session. Fees are $225/meeting for individual counseling. Flat fees are charged for assessments, and vary based on the nature of the referral concern. Please contact Dr. Manning for more information on policies and fees related to psychological evaluations.

Convenient appointment times available, For more information contact us.

Insurance

Manning Psychological Services is not contracted with any specific insurance companies. However, individuals with out-of-network benefits, or preferred provider plans, may be able to have a portion of their therapy costs covered by insurance. It is strongly recommended that families which plan to request insurance reimbursement contact their provider to clearly understand their benefits prior to the initial session. Manning Psychological Services can provide detailed billing statements for any services rendered, and clients are responsible for coordinating any reimbursement for services with their insurance carrier.