Getting Started

Wondering if The Coastal Center services might be just the thing you, your son, daughter or family needs?

Follow these easy steps to get started:

Contact the Coastal Center by our contact form or phone.  Use our contact form to provide important details that will help us better serve you. One of our clinicians will reply within in 48 hours.*

*If you are looking for immediate assistance or experiencing an emergency, please contact your physician or go to the nearest emergency room.

Please be prepared to provide basic information during this reply call that will help our clinician assess your needs, assign the appropriate clinician, schedule your initial meeting, and discuss insurance and fee policies.

Prior to the initial in person meeting, please fill out all requested paperwork for yourself (or your child). Be sure to bring your insurance card, your co-pay fee if any, and all paperwork to this first session. See Forms.

Initial Intake: (50-60 minutes) Typically this first meeting is for adults only.

  • Discuss your concerns and your goals for your child, yourself and/or your family
  • Learn about The Coastal Center’s program procedures and processes
  • If applicable, discuss how to best transition a student to therapy
  • If it feels like a good fit, schedule a second session

For older adolescents, the clinician and parent might decide that it is best for the adolescent to visit independently instead of the initial parent meeting.

Subsequent sessions: Subsequent therapy sessions are typically 40-50 minutes.

Each session with a clinician is billed to your health insurance if we have a contract with that specific company (see Insurance or Fees).