Richard A. Lougy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Credentialed School Psychologist
8880 Cal Center Drive,
Sacramento, CA, 96826
Telephone: (916) 973-2030
License # MFC 23664
Email: [email protected]
Ways I Can Support You
An important component when addressing ADHD is to embrace a multi-dimensional approach to treatment. Often a successful treatment plan involves a physician, teacher (if it involves a child), and the family. Generally, for the vast majority of ADHD children and adults, medication alone is not sufficient. Because ADHD, when untreated, can impact on the patient’s life so significantly, successful treatment should involve all the major care providers and caretakers in a child’s/adult’s life.
My major asset lies in my understanding of this important concept and years of practical experience in facilitating this model into a treatment plan. During my M.F.T. internship program, I worked in a child/adolescent mental ward in a large metropolitan hospital, which provided important training in working with the medical community. My years as a school counselor and school psychologist gives me greater understanding of the school setting and procedures to enable more support to ADHD children who are struggling. ADHD children can be seriously challenged by school, and a therapist who knows the ins-and-outs of school systems can be a valuable support to the child and family. My understanding of learning disabilities and other challenges seen in ADHD children and adults has been a great benefit to my clients. Lastly, ADHD can take a major toll on marriages and siblings, and family therapy and/or marriage counseling is often necessary in helping the ADHD child/adult find success.
Concluding, I provide to my clients a specific treatment program based on years of experience in working with doctors, schools, and other caretakers of ADHD population. Because ADHD is primarily a genetic-based disorder, I often see affected members in the family. In the past, adults with ADHD were often not identified and/or were offered minimal treatment by mental health providers. Fortunately, today, adults with ADHD are finding greater success through appropriate treatment.
Who Do I See for Counseling?
- Preschool and school age children with ADHD
- Adults with ADHD
- Couple counseling
- Parent-child conflicts
- Clients with mental health and educational issues related to ADHD: Tourette Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety
- Disorder, Depression, Learning Disabilities, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Individual and family counseling
- Resource for recommended readings for parents and clients on ADHD
- Psychoeducational testing and assessment
- Meet with school staff of ADHD child (Student Study Team, IEP, Expulsion Hearings)
- Mental health report to parent/doctor upon completion of assessment
- Treatment plan outlined for parent/client
Adult ADHD clients will be provided overview of treatment goals on a regular schedule time.
Fee and Payment Schedule
Assessment and treatment for school age children with ADHD often requires school visits and observations outside office meetings. Treatment and assessment requires multi-dimensional approach to both treatment and evaluation. Consequently, to help minimize the cost to clients, I have established a scale for fees based on identified needs and age of client.
- Fee for school age children is $120.00 a session. Includes no charge for school visits (IEP, Student Study Teams, Classroom Observations, Teacher meetings). Payment for only office visits.
- Non school age clients – $100.00 a session.
Payment can be made by cash with a sliding scale, check, debit, or credit card.
Authorized provider for Sutter Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
For more about Richard A. Lougy see the About page.