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Kevin Salvas

Supervisee of Social Work

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What to Expect in a Session With Me

When entrusting me to work with you or your child, you can be assured to be provided a safe, nonjudgmental space in which you can learn and process how you are feeling. One of my most important approaches in a counseling session  is to build a strong rapport and connection.  It is very important for you to feel understood and empowered in order to make the necessary changes that work best for you and your family.  I look forward to assisting you on your journey of self-reflection, understanding, and healing.

A Little About Me

Have you ever felt anxious or depressed, or overwhelmed? Have you ever struggled with your mood or self-esteem?  Perhaps, you know you’re not feeling yourself lately and need someone to talk to about it?  If so, I look forward to assisting you! 

My experience over the last 12 years as a school social worker allows  me to provide knowledgeable insight of the needs and settings that affect children, adolescents and their families.  Experienced in providing counseling in areas that include, social skill building, bullying, truancy, various academic concerns, and family crises such as grief, trauma, and homelessness. During sessions I utilize a combination of role-playing activities, mindfulness-based interventions, and psychoeducation to increase emotion regulation.

ADHD Testing

Do you feel like your child may be struggling with staying focused, staying on task, or not being able to control impulses?  Your child may have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD, for short. Here at RVA Counseling, we are here to help. We are currently offering testing for children ages 6-18. We can test your child to see if they meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD.

What is ADHD?

ADHD presents itself in three ways: Inattentive type, Hyperactive-Impulsive type, and a combination of the two. In inattentive type, it may be hard for someone to organize or finish a task, pay attention to details, or follow instructions asked of them. The person can be easily distracted, forget details, or daily routines. In Hyperactive-Impulsive type, a person may have trouble sitting still for a long period of time such as eating dinner or completing schoolwork. The person may fidget often or have a lot of energy and need to be in constant motion. Someone who is impulsive may interrupt others when they are speaking, have a hard time waiting their turn or listening to directions in their entirety.

ADHD can last into adulthood as well. Some adults have ADHD but have never been diagnosed. The symptoms can cause difficulty at work, at home, or with relationships. Symptoms may look different at older ages, for example, hyperactivity may appear as extreme restlessness. Symptoms can become more severe when the demands of adulthood increase.

How Testing Works

ADHD testing will be broken down into two sessions. In the first session, your child will meet with our ADHD specialist where they will conduct an interview discussing their experiences with ADHD. They will discuss how their ADHD symptoms have affected their schoolwork, their educational career, the workforce, and/or relationships with others. Following the interview, they will conduct rating scales to help in determining if they meet the criteria for ADHD.

 

In the follow-up session, your child will meet with the ADHD specialist in order to review the results of the testing and see if they meet the diagnostic criteria of ADHD.

Cost of Testing

The cost for ADHD testing will be $300 and will cover both sessions. The first session (interview and rating scales) will take approximately an hour to complete. The follow up session (results) will take approximately a half hour to complete.

Availability

Telehealth & In-Person

Minimum Client Age: 5

Specializations

ADHD Testing and Support

Supervisee Information

Email: kevin@rvacounseling.com

Pre-license Number: 0906013438

Supervisor: Michelle Buhrandt

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