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<p>Does your insurance have a list of psychologists?</p>
<p>Even better, a list of child psychologists? (non child psychologists typically won't see children 5 and under).</p>
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<p>On my insurance company's website I can click on the name to see their specialties, which I did. I also googled their names to try to find out more and also found some reviews. When I was looking for a child psychiatrist there were only two options, so I expanded my search radius on my insurance site and found another (the one we use) who was listed by her two other office locations far away; they hadn't listed her office close by.</p>
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<p>I had also tried googling "child psyciatrist" and my city, then checking those names on my insurance website. You can also try posting in your tribal area.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=aspergers+child+psychologist+santa+rosa+ca&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=aspergers+child+psychologist+santa+rosa+ca&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a</a></p>
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<h3 class="r"><a class="l" href="http://www.ipoet.com/einstein/AutismResourcesBayArea.html" target="_blank">Autism Links San Francisco Bay Area</a></h3>
 

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<p>PP has good suggestions.  And two I listed on the your prior thread should have extensive Aspergers experience and may be able to help you find someone local.  GL.</p>
 

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<p>Not sure if you found anyone yet, but I thought I'd give you some resources.</p>
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<p>This is an excellent website:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.tacanow.org/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.tacanow.org/index.htm</a></p>
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<p>also, they have a yahoo group.  I'm sure you could find a ton of information/recommendations from the message boards and group.  If you were in So Cal I could help you, but I don't know anyone in No Cal.</p>
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<p>Best of luck!</p>
 

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<p>Have you been looking at psychiatrists as well?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>prettyflwrs</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1286090/looking-for-a-child-psychologist-with-aspergers-experiance#post_16158950"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>No, we do not want to medicate.  Isn't that what psychiatrist's do?</p>
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<p>We are looking for someone to figure her out basically.  How she learns, how she is thinking, what is leading to these behaviors, an anxiety disorder/OCD or aspergers or what.  So I though that that means that we are looking for a psychologist.</p>
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Both psychiatrists and psychologists evaluate and treat mental disorders, though psychiatrists don't always offer therapy services for everything they evaluate for. Ds' psychiatrist doesn't do CBT for children so we go to a separate therapist for that. You can be "rejected" by all kinds of people for not medicating; when I was looking for a developmental ped. I came across one whose reviews indicated she wouldn't retain a child as a patient after evaluation (for ADHD) if the parents refused to medicate. I've also read a post or two where the psychologist was pressuring the parent to go to a Dr. for a prescription.</p>
 

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<p>Not sure why you decided to delete your post.<span><img alt="shrug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif"></span></p>
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<p>No, Psychiatrist don't all medicate.  Since they are MD's they can prescribe.  However, they do make a diagnosis.</p>
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<p>Besides, you are the parent you make the decision on whether medication is the right choice or not.</p>
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<p>Good luck with your decision.</p>
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<p>I realized after the fact that I had put information out there about my child that I regretted sharing.  I guess I can't take it back now.</p>
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<p>I also ended up accidentally bumping up an old thread like four time. </p>
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<p>Apparently I am an idiot.  I am just full of fail the last few days.</p>
 

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<p>Having a child with additional needs is overwhelming.  When you're in that stage of not knowing what's going on, unsure of the future, overwhelmed, at your wit's end, worried - it's truly awful.  You're not full of fail.  You're reaching out for help.</p>
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<p>Psychiatrists are MDs so they can prescribe.  You're the parent, so you can decide if you medicate.</p>
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<p>If you have a child who is multiply-complicated, you need professionals with well-developed and trained clinical skills, and possibly a multi-disciplinary team.  Wherever you're living, I would figure out who provides mental health services, children's services, special needs services and call those organizations and ask questions.</p>
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<p>GL to you.</p>
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<p>This is a really good book:</p>
<p><a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=DmUpCSlnmKAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=syndrome+mix&hl=en&ei=V0zdTdn8MIX4sAPf-dWqBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" target="_blank">http://books.google.com/books?id=DmUpCSlnmKAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=syndrome+mix&hl=en&ei=V0zdTdn8MIX4sAPf-dWqBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false</a><span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
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<p>I found this book very comforting when we were still in the wtf is going on stage :):</p>
<p><a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=kPtmPoUAfXMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=when+the+labels+don't+fit&hl=en&ei=hUzdTZjOLYjCsAPA9ZmVBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" target="_blank">http://books.google.com/books?id=kPtmPoUAfXMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=when+the+labels+don't+fit&hl=en&ei=hUzdTZjOLYjCsAPA9ZmVBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false</a></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>prettyflwrs</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1286090/deleted#post_16465667"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I realized after the fact that I had put information out there about my child that I regretted sharing.  I guess I can't take it back now.</p>
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<p>I also ended up accidentally bumping up an old thread like four time. </p>
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<p>Apparently I am an idiot.  I am just full of fail the last few days.</p>
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Hey now, no fail here.  <span><img alt="stillheart.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif"></span><span><img alt="flowersforyou.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/flowersforyou.gif"></span></p>
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<p>No problem.  I certainly can understand your change in heart of your post.  But we are here to help each other.<span><img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif"></span></p>
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