Toby Kellk, PsyD
Dr. Kellk is the founder of the Cognitive Insight Center, Inc. She completed her doctorate of psychology at Nova Southeastern University in 2011. During her graduate education, Dr. Kellk received extensive training in neuropsychological assessment. She previously worked in community-based, hospital, and educational settings.
Dr. Kellk specializes in evaluating general cognitive functioning, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and learning disabilities/differences for ages 7-adult. Additionally, she offers individual psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioral framework with a special focus on the social/emotional concerns of teens and adults. She believes in providing collaborative and compassionate care.
If you are unsure whether therapy and/or assessment is right for you, Dr. Kellk is happy to provide a brief complimentary consultation (email, telephone, or virtual) to help support your decision-making. Consults can be booked under the “Contact” tab.
What is psychological assessment? Psychological assessment is a specialized service used to make determinations about an individual’s skills and abilities. Oftentimes people seek an assessment to understand their difficulties in the context of a specific diagnosis. Although this can be a useful and necessary outcome, our center is committed to focusing on the whole person and not simplifying to “just a diagnosis.” Ultimately, our goal is to understand the “bigger picture” and make recommendations regarding helpful strategies and/or interventions so the challenges someone faces are less distressing. During the assessment, a clinical psychologist will talk with you about your concerns/background and administer standardized tests designed to collect data about your cognitive processes, behaviors, emotions, and personality.
How much does an assessment cost? The average cost of an assessment ranges from $1000-$3000. For shorter evaluation services, the average cost is $200-850. Cognitive Insight Center, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Limited slots for reduced-fee services may be available. To qualify for reduced-fee services, you must complete an application and provide documentation of financial need.
How long does it take to complete an evaluation? When will I get my results? The time commitment for a psychological evaluation depends on the goals for the assessment. Testing services are conducted over 2+ total appointments. Appointments can sometimes be several hours in length, oftentimes 3-8 hours. An assessment is typically a three-step process (consultation-evaluation-feedback session/review results). From start to finish an average assessment takes 3-5 weeks.
Do you accept insurance? Dr. Kellk is an out-of-network provider. This means you are responsible for the full fee at the time of service. You will be provided with the necessary documents for you to submit to your insurance company should you wish to pursue reimbursement. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be reimbursed a portion of the fee. However, some insurance companies are no longer covering assessments for autism and ADD/ADHD. Be sure to call your insurance company and ask for details. Click below to download tips on talking with your insurance carrier about out-of-network benefits.
There are many advantages to choosing an out-of-network provider such as more control over your health information and privacy (no access to diagnostic information, documents, etc). Further, insurance carriers frequently place unreasonable restrictions on testing-An assessment with Cognitive Insight Center, Inc ensures your care is dictated by your/your child’s needs, not what the insurance company is willing to cover.
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