Please note: The services listed below are not comprehensive. If you do not see the assessment or treatment service you desire, please contact Dr. Kasler directly by using the “Contact” link.
Psychological assessments are typically conducted in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning. Assessment may include an initial consultation or clinical interview; behavioral observation; caregiver and teacher report; and measures of cognitive ability (IQ), academic achievement, visual-motor skills, expressive and receptive language, emotional and behavioral functioning, executive skills (including computerized continuous performance tests), adaptive behavior, and social functioning. Testing typically takes two to five hours of direct face-to-face time, and a written report of the results along with feedback is offered within 10 to 15 business days.
Dr. Kasler offers assessments for children as young as two and adolescents up to the age of 18.
Dr. Kasler conducts all assessments herself. She does not use psychometrists, technicians, or student clinicians to administer or score any portion of the assessment nor write the reports.
Dr. Kasler also offers assessments specifically for Autism Spectrum Disorders, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) which is considered the gold standard for autism testing.
Please note that the test measures listed below reflect a “typical” assessment, and your child’s test battery may vary depending upon your child’s individual needs.
Neurodevelopmental Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Global Developmental Delay:
- Typically includes measures of cognitive ability (IQ), adaptive behavior, visual-motor skills, expressive and receptive language skills, emotional and behavioral functioning, and social skills; observation; and review of relevant records.
- Typically includes a review of relevant records and measures of cognitive ability (IQ), brief academic skills, emotional and behavioral functioning, and executive skills, including a computerized objective measure of executive skills (i.e., TOVA).
Psychoeducational or Learning Disability Assessment:
- Typically includes a review of relevant records and measures of cognitive ability (IQ), comprehensive academic skills, visual-motor skills, executive skills, and emotional and behavioral functioning.
Dr. Kasler utilizes a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach, which is an empirically-derived, evidence-based method proven effective for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Therapy services are offered for children, adolescents, and adults.
Some services offered include:
- Individual Therapy: This is the most common form of psychotherapy. It involves working one-on-one with Dr. Kasler to meet your goals of mental health and wellness in a supportive and compassionate environment.
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): This is an intensive weekly family-based treatment program for children under 8 years of age designed to strengthen the relationship between parent and child while teaching the parent specific skills to address the child’s behavioral difficulties.
- Behavior Modification: Dr. Kasler will utilize and teach the parent behavioral techniques designed to increase the child’s desirable behaviors while decreasing undesirable behaviors.
- Grief Therapy: Dr. Kasler will guide and support you through your grief following the death of a loved one or major loss.
- Stress Management: In this form of treatment, Dr. Kasler will focus on teaching you skills to manage both acute and chronic, minor and major stressors.
- Coping with Chronic Illness: Dr. Kasler is knowledgeable and experienced in assisting her patients in coping with the emotional toll of chronic illness (e.g., fibromyalgia, diabetes). She works closely with medical specialists to provide a comprehensive and supportive treatment plan, while gently encouraging her patients toward a more balanced and self-compassionate lifestyle.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders (ODD, Conduct Disorder, DMDD)
- Parent-Child Relational Problems