The Process

How Does CET Work?

We'll be with you every step of the way to ensure that you and your child receive the help you need.

Get Started


Schedule a Phone Appointment

First, schedule a phone appointment with our intake coordinator. You’ll receive a call at the time and date you select. We’ll answer any questions you have and tell you about our services.


Talk with an Intake Coordinator

The intake coordinator will spend approximately 30 minutes on the phone with you to complete a phone screening. You will explain your concerns about your child, and we’ll explain what services we may have that could help.


Schedule an In-Person Assessment

If we determine that CET is a good fit for your family and you decide that you would like to come in, we’ll schedule an in-person assessment for you and your child.


Get a Diagnosis

If you are scheduled for an assessment, you will be seen by one of our providers at CET. A couple of weeks after the assessment, you will come in for a feedback session and receive a written assessment report on your child.


Start Treatment

From here, the treatment process begins! Our expert team will make sure you're fully aware of the approach we plan to take with your child.


Have a Question?


  • We have locations in both Boston (53 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120) and Waltham (746 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453)

  • We conduct an extensive assessment to evaluate your concerns and the symptoms your child is experiencing. We also take a look at the impact on your child in school, in the community, and within your family.

    We use evaulations based on years of research to determine if a child is an appropriate match to our treatments, to identify the best treatment for each child and to establish a baseline of initial symptoms to effectively monitor progress.

  • Each standard treatment session is 50 minutes long. Sessions are conducted weekly. 

  • Our goal is to teach parents and children critical skills to address their current concerns, and to prepare them to meet future challenges. To achieve this, treatment is structured, active both in and out of session, and there is often manageable homework assigned.

    Evidence-based treatments, including CBT, are short-term and goal-oriented. Progress is evaluated continually to deliver effective and individualized care.

  • Length of treatment varies from person to person; however, overall, evidence-based treatments tend to be shorter than other treatments. We place an emphasis on short-term and effective treatments and can often produce lasting results within five to six months of weekly treatment.