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services and fees

Psychological Assessment

Kent Grelling, PhD offers comprehensive psychological assessments designed to elucidate a client's cognitive, academic, and emotional strengths and weaknesses.  With many years of experience both writing evaluations and reviewing them as the psychologist at independent schools, Dr Grelling knows what teachers, learning specialists, and other school personnel are looking for when they refer a student for assessment.  Dr. Grelling's assessment process is a collaborative one, integrating qualitative information from interviews with clients, teachers, and parents, with quantitative test results.  This information is then synthesized to produce an extensive and detailed written report, that helps clients understand their own or their child's unique learning style and emotional makeup.  Finally, the report concludes with a list of specific recommendations that parents and teachers can use to optimize a child's performance and well being.


Child and Adolescent Therapy

Dr. Kent Grelling specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. While many therapists work with children on occasion, he offers families the expertise in child development and therapy that is critical to successful treatment. In addition, he has extensive experience working with children under five-years-old; a sub-specialty that is rare even among child therapists.

But beyond expertise, Dr Grelling has the warmth, sensitivity and humor needed to work effectively with children and adolescents. Because, while you may be concerned about credentials, your child wants a psychologist who listens, makes them laugh, and puts them at ease. The ability to connect with children and adolescents reduces their anxiety about therapy and empowers them to make real change.

A flexible approach.
We work with the families of children in a variety of ways, including individual therapy with the child, family therapy, and parent training. In fact, many parents come to us for parent coaching, where we work without the child, often on a short term basis. In each case, we develop a treatment plan tailored to the needs of the family and the particular concerns being presented.

Neurodevelopmental expertise.

We also have particular expertise in working with children with complex neurodevelopmental problems. Such disorders include syndromes like Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and more. These disorders are increasingly recognized as overlapping and interrelated, and we can help families sort out the complex diagnostic and treatment issues in these cases. We use a developmentally geared, relationship-based approach to treatment, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques as they are appropriate to the needs of each client.

Some areas of expertise.

  • ADHD

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety/depression in children

  • Disruptive behavior problems in teens and pre-teens

  • Giftedness and the emotional struggles of gifted children

  • Toileting problems (toilet training, bedwetting, encopresis)

  • Sleep problems in young children

  • Early childhood developmental concerns

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Emotional consequences of learning disabilities

  • Autism and related disorders (e.g. Asperger’s Syndrome)

  • Assessment of complex and/or overlapping diagnostic cases


Adult and Couples Therapy

Dr. Barbara Grelling specializes in the treatment of adults. She believes that every client is unique and tailors treatment to build on the strengths of the individual and to fit with their specific treatment goals. Using a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, she offers individual and couples therapy as indicated for each client. Scheduling is flexible, with session frequency determined by the client's needs. Dr Grelling works with you to determine what you need for therapy to be effective.

Her treatment approach utilizes an integrated model that is both supportive and directive. When needed, she will provide information, resources and the teaching of specific skills. Yet, clients have the flexibility in sessions to explore whatever concerns or issues may arise. Using this approach, she has a history of successfully helping clients overcome a wide range emotional issues and achieve their goals for personal growth.

Areas of expertise.

  • Anxiety disorders (panic, PTSD, generalized anxiety)

  • Depressive disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Adult ADHD

  • Couples therapy

  • Relationship problems

  • Grief and loss

Pregnancy and post-partum specialist.

New motherhood can be a time of great joy but it can also bring difficult changes. Barbara Grelling, PhD also specializes in helping mothers cope with the challenges they face during this period of transition. She combines a supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential place to talk about these challenges, with the expertise needed to understand the complex biological changes taking place at this time. In addition to postpartum work, she also has expertise in working with women and couples coping facing a range of obstetric and gynecological stressors including:

  • Difficult pregnancies (including depression and anxiety)

  • Fertility problems

  • Premature birth

  • Miscarriage or other pregnancy loss

  • Multiple births

  • Menopause




Our fees vary depending on the type of service, its duration and the time of day. Payment is expected at the time of service and we accept check, cash, Visa and Mastercard.

Grelling Psychology Associates is not an in-network provider for any private insurance companies. Clients can get detailed statements that contain all the information needed to seek reimbursement from traditional insurers or from health care spending accounts. For clients with PPO plans that allow them to see "out of plan providers", these statements are typically sufficient to obtain reimbursement. You may want to contact your insurer to determine the details of your specific plan. 



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Grelling Psychology Associates

sensitive, professional care
for adults, children and families
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