I see children, adolescents, and adults who have a range of life stories and presenting difficulties. I approach my practice from a trauma informed perspective as this can often help people to understand the ‘missing piece’ of their life story and how it has impacted their life. Most often, clients will say to me, “nothing has worked.” They have been given too many diagnoses, which has contributed to a range of ineffective treatment interventions. A thorough neuropsychological evaluation can help clients learn more about themselves. It should highlight their personal strengths, as well as what has been ‘getting in the way’ of being more successful in school, on the job, and in their personal relationships.
I am credentialed with the following insurance providers: Aetna, BCBS, MA, Prime West, Preferred One, and UCare. I also accept payments from HSAs. Dr. Binford's assistant will gladly provide you with more information regarding insurance coverage:
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For some of my clients, scheduling time to pursue a neuropsychological evaluation can feel exciting because they are eager to gain a better understanding of themselves and they are ready to move forward in their lives feeling empowered and ready to make changes. For others, taking this step can sometimes feel overwhelming and it may trigger a range of 'what if' thoughts and feelings. It is important to keep in mind, the evaluation is a starting point. I consider my work with clients as a way to provide them with insight and information that can potentially help them demystify their frustrations and confusion. On the day of your appointment, we will meet for the first hour to review your intake form; this is the time I set aside to hear from you, and for you to share about your life. The intake hour also provides me an opportunity to get a sense of your personal strengths and challenges. After the testing is completed, we will review the data, and I will provide you with some initial impressions, and if need be, referrals to other clinicians who provide therapeutic services.
I have been fortunate enough to be invited to present training workshops in a variety of settings and agencies throughout the state. The goal of training workshops is to help empower clinicians and parents to better understand their clients and children, and how to manage challenging emotions and behaviors, and to create relationships in a more effective and lasting manner.
• Certified Clinical Professional training at the Trauma Center in Boston, MA http://www.traumacenter.org
• Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC), with Dr. Margaret Blaustein https://arcframework.org/
• Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Practice, with Deb Dana https://www.rhythmofregulation.com/
• Certified Family Trauma Professional https://www.traumapro.net
2042 Wooddale Drive, Suite 130, Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-558-7554 - Fax: 651-528-7930