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  • 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.

  • We accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Tufts Health Public Plans, and offer sliding scale private pay based on income.

  • If we do not accept your insurance, we will be billing you directly for services at your rate on the sliding scale determined by income. We are happy to provide you with detailed receipts with all the information insurance companies usually require for reimbursement. You can submit for reimbursement independently, once services have been paid for. We cannot guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you and encourage you to call them directly for more information.

  • We do require an assessment process to access services at our outpatient center. Our assessment process helps us to identify your top concerns for your child, formulate diagnoses, and determine which treatment will be most effective for your child. The resulting report will be a useful tool for understanding the results of the assessment, and communicating about your child’s specific needs  with pediatricians, schools, and other providers.

  • No. The initial phone screen is free of charge. On this call, the intake coordinator will give you a more in-depth overview of our intake procedures and ask some screening questions to determine if you are a good fit for our services.


Schedule a Phone Screen

First, schedule a phone screen 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. You can book your phone screen by clicking "START INTAKE" in the menu.


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.

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