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Emerging Minds, LLC

 

About Emerging Minds, LLC

Emerging Minds, LLC offers psychological services for children, adolescents, and families to foster positive social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. Services take a systems-based and goal-oriented approach to make effective changes for you and your family.

About Dr. Audrey Lubin

Dr. Audrey Lubin is a licensed psychologist and a certified School Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She also holds a National Certification in School Psychology (NCSP). Dr. Lubin earned her Doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).  

Along with private practice, Dr. Lubin currently works at an independent school for students with language-based learning disabilities in Manhattan. Dr. Lubin has worked in the New York City independent schools, school-based mental health programs, alternative schools, and programs designed for students who need additional learning, emotional, and / or behavioral support. She has provided individual and group counseling, testing and evaluations, and behavioral consultation for students in grades K-12. 

 

Dr. Lubin offers psychological services for clients in the states of New York and New Jersey. She provides individual counseling services to children and adolescents, along with behavioral and educational consultation services to parents. In addition, Dr. Lubin also conducts psychoeducational testing. 

New York, New Jersey and Nationally Certified School Psychologist

New York Licensed Psychologist #022056

New Jersey Permitted Psychologist #6299

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Therapeutic Services for Children, Adolescents and Families

Individual Therapy

Dr. Lubin provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and families. She uses a holistic lens to individualize evidence-based treatment methods. Through a safe and trusting environment, clients explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are impacting their lives and make intentional changes to achieve their goals.

Parent Training

Each family and home environment looks and feels different. Dr. Lubin works collaboratively with parents to navigate their unique situations, implement home management systems, and achieve positive family outcomes. Through virtual coaching sessions and / or home visits, Dr. Lubin teaches and strengthens parental behavior management skills. Additionally, she customizes home organizational support plans to make the home feel like a more productive environment.

Consultative Services

Dr. Lubin provides parental assistance for navigating school-based supports across a variety of educational settings to best support children. The complexity and minutiae of school systems, special education, and related supports requires a nuanced understanding of your child’s setting. Dr. Lubin brings extensive school-based experience across different school settings and has the perspective of what realistically can be achieved within your child’s school. She will work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and staff to help each student reach their maximum potential. 

Psychological Assessment

Comprehensive psychological and educational assessments are offered to better understand individual strengths and weaknesses and help with the diagnosis of different disorders. These evaluations can explore overall cognitive abilities, learning styles and possible learning disabilities, attentional concerns, memory-related functioning, executive functioning skills, and social-emotional profiles. This assessment can be used to assist with treatment planning, personalized interventions, and educational recommendations including school placement, Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), and 504 plans.

Approach and Specialities

 

Dr. Lubin’s theoretical approach uses a systems-level lens to look holistically at the interactions among individuals, home, and school to provide evidence-based interventions. She draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques rooted in goal-oriented strategies and interventions.

 

Dr. Lubin believes in collaboration across systems to best support children and adolescents, while providing warmth and engagement within individual sessions. She also draws upon elements of DBT, Social Thinking and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) in her practice.

Dr. Lubin has extensive expertise with the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Anxiety

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Depression

  • Dyslexia

  • High Functioning Autism

  • Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

  • Twice-Exceptional Learners (2E)

She provides comprehensive services in the following areas:

  • Behavior Management

  • Divorce

  • Grief counseling

  • LGBTQ-related issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Social Skills Deficit

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Telehealth

What is teletherapy?

Emerging Minds, LLC was built as a teletherapy practice for your comfort and convenience. Teletherapy includes the practice of mental health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and education using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software. Teletherapy is a means of providing services from a distance and offered as an alternative to providing direct, in-person care between the psychologist and the client.

Tips for making telehealth successful

Setting the stage

Aim for a quiet environment, free from distractions and choose a time and place where you won’t be interrupted. Choose a private setting where no one else can see or hear you. Notify others that you will be having a private call. Turn off the TV and close any programs or apps on your device that may distract you.

 

Technology check

Ensure your internet connection, battery life, microphone, and camera are all working before the session starts. Headphones are encouraged for the best sound quality and privacy. Having a flat surface for your device is also recommended. 

Be prepared

Have any papers, tools, or back-up devices handy for your session. This can include any homework or data, fidgets to help you focus, or device chargers.

 

Cozy up

Find a place and position where you can come in focused and ready to talk. 

 

Policies

Insurance

Dr. Audrey Lubin is an out-of-network provider, meaning she does not accept insurance or deal directly with insurance companies. She can provide you with a receipt upon payment, which you can submit to your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits for reimbursement.

 

To determine your mental health coverage for therapy, call your insurance company and ask these questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits?

  • What is the coverage amount per session?

  • How many sessions per year does my plan cover?

  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

  • Is a referral required from my child’s pediatrician?

  • Does my insurance cover out-of-network telehealth services?

  • Does my insurance cover comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations? Does it exclude certain types of testing (e.g., such as for a Learning Disability)?

 

Cancellations

Dr. Lubin reserves a specific time for clients each week. Changes to a scheduled appointment require 24 business hours notice. If you miss, cancel, or reschedule a scheduled appointment without 24 business hours notice, you will be charged the full fee of the scheduled appointment.

 

Billing

Session and testing rates will be discussed on an individual basis. Payment is expected at the start of each session. In addition to weekly appointments, the same hourly session rate applies to ad hoc professional services. If your account has not been paid for more than 30 days, and arrangements for payment has not been agreed upon, Emerging Minds, LLC has the option of using legal means to secure the payment.

 

Contact Emerging Minds, LLC

For any questions you have, or to set up a 15 minute consultation, please contact Dr. Lubin by phone or email.

Phone: +1 (929) 324-7342

Email: [email protected]

Address: 87 Park St, #6

                Montclair, NJ 07042

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