I am committed to providing high quality, results-oriented psychological care for children, adolescents and young adults. I am open to collaboration and believe that families, therapists, physicians and teachers help children succeed much more effectively when we work together.
I am trained, and have extensive experience, in providing individually tailored behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions that make sense for a person’s developmental stage of life/ age. I also provide down-to-earth parenting and teaching support for caregivers of children and adults.
You are welcome to contact me by phone at (805) 801-9972 for a brief consultation to determine if my services may be helpful for you and your child.
Appointments are scheduled Tuesdays through Fridays, including after-school and evenings.
Directions and parking
Family Institute of The Central Coast
1411 Marsh Street; Ste. 202
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
The office is located in the Marsh Street Pavilion, which is located on Marsh St. between Johnson and California St. Parking is available on the street or under the office complex with 3 spaces designated “Family Institute”.
Forms to complete for your first appointment
Once you have an appointment schedules you may access a password from me to download and complete the forms on this website needed to initiate therapy. Bring the forms with you to your first appointment. Alternatively, you may simply complete the forms at my office during the first minutes of your appointment. The Assessment and Treatment Agreement is valid only after you and I have both signed and dated it.
- Individual and family therapy rates are $140 per hour session
- Social/ life skills group rates range from $90-100 per hour session, with discounts for 8-week series
- Psychological evaluation/ assessment rates are $170 per hour
- School, home and community visit rates are slightly higher depending on travel time from my office.
- Brief summary reports $250 Full psychological evaluation reports $500
- Professional phone support, letter writing, e-mail correspondence is billed at your next appointment with a charge of $35 per 15-minutes.
Payment is expected at the time of service with cash, checks and Health Savings Account payment arrangements accepted. I also accept credit card payments through Paypal.
I am not on insurance panels and, therefore, do not bill insurance. I will, however, provide a “superbill” receipt and you can bill your insurance. Reimbursement depends on your insurance plan and whether or not it allows for “out of network providers”. Insurance companies often make arrangements to reimburse families for my services if there is not another provider within a 50-mile radius who offers a similar service and has current openings.
Please contact me by phone (805-801-9972) at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment to cancel. This allows for the possibility of other families and myself making use of that appointment time. Unless an appointment cancellation was unavoidable within the same day (e.g., someone is ill) you will be charged the full amount of your therapy fee. After two same-day cancellations or forgotten appointments our service agreement will, most likely, be terminated.
About Dr. Daggett
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (California PSY18057), specializing in individual, family and group psychotherapy for children and adolescents. I graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a BA in Psychology in 1989. I obtained a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and a master’s degree and doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1998.
I have had a private practice in San Luis Obispo, California since 2002. While I provide psychological care to children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with more common problems such as life adjustment issues, anxiety, ADHD, or depression, a large part of my practice is dedicated to serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or related learning problems. I offer behavioral and cognitive-behavior therapy in addition to an array of social and life skills groups. Family members are usually an integral part of the treatment process. I also frequently provides psychological/ diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents. One unique component to my practice is a regular incorporation of home, school and community visits into clients’ evaluations and therapy work.
In addition to psychotherapy work, I collaborate with educational interventionist, Sean Dornan, to offer a study skills and homework organization program for individuals from upper elementary to college age.
I published a book in 2006 with Dr. Marion O’Brien titled Beyond the Autism Diagnosis: A Professional’s Guide to Helping Families, by Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co. In addition, I collaborated with an internationally recognized educational film production company, The Marlo Group, to create the Autism 411 Kits. These are ‘starter’ kits for families and professionals needing initial support and resources to intervene successfully with a child who has Autism. I have also published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals related to functional assessment and behavior analysis applied to improving the lives of children.