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NMT Assessment 

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is an assessment tool which measures an individuals adverse experiences and their relational health across the lifespan. The brain develops in a use dependent way and adverse experiences have a way of affecting the typical development of the brain. Adverse experiences (such as traumatic events) force the brain to focus on previous threats, creating neuronal memories designed to hone in on survival mechanisms, sometimes at the detriment of other important learning opportunities. Relational health, primarily during those first years in life can buffer some of the adverse experiences in a persons life. But if you have a high level of adverse experiences, especially during the first 5 critical years of life and you have low relational health, the likelihood that you will have gaps in key areas of brain development increases. For a typically developing brain there needs to be low adverse experiences and high relational health. This builds resiliency and strength-a flexible brain which in turn leads to a stress response cycle capable of handling day to day and even once in a while begin stressful situations.

How it works.

The NMT uses your individualized history over your lifespan and looks at the areas of the brain that may be underdeveloped due to these early adverse experiences. The parts of the brain which need to be focused on and strengthen so that other parts can come on line and do their job as well. The assessment tool is evidenced based, neurobiological and trauma sensitively informed. It takes out the stigma and doesn’t pathologize the individual. But rather it gives them a key to understanding why they react the way they do, why they at times seem like they are a slave to their emotions and have no control over their behaviors. It helps them learn what they need to put the break on (cortical modulation) earlier, feel more in control over themselves and their behaviors. The NMT is not a therapeutic tool but it aids in the development of treatment for the individual.

The NMT Assessment with me looks like this:

For Minors (under 18) or Dependent adults: 4 hours  minimum at $620 total ($150/hour plus the price of the report $20)

  • This includes 1 session with the caregivers/parents,1 session with the child, completion of the metric and it’s recommendations, and the final meeting where we review the metric together and I provide you with individualized recommendations).  In each session I’m gathering data about your child and your child’s history as well as your (the caregiver/parent) history.
  • I require a deposit of half the fee to be put down before starting and then the balance paid off at final session. Financial arrangements can be made to accommodate your families needs as well so don’t hesitate to inquire about this

For adults (18 years and older): 4 hours minim $620

  • 2 sessions with you the client, gathering history and getting to know you.
  • Inputting and analyzing the data in the NMT Metric Report
  • Final Meeting with you to review the data and the individualized recommendations
  • I require a deposit of half the fee to be put down before starting and then the balance paid off at final session. Financial arrangements can be made to accommodate your families needs as well so don’t hesitate to inquire about this

*Overall the process takes about 4 hours but it can take longer depending on the need. There may be a need for me to be in contact with other providers who know you (or in the case of a minor) who know the family such as doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, social worker, and/or teacher. After the metric is completed many clients ask me to discuss the results with their (or in the case of a minor their child)  treatment provider (therapist/psychologist or maybe even a teacher). This is at your discretion but can be very beneficial for your child’s treatment This is an additional service that we can discuss that is not included in the price of the NMT.