Individual Therapy Options

In-clinic sessions

Clients will find our office in Cedar Park easily accessible from Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Georgetown, and other areas.

Telehealth sessions

Dr. Dillon provides telehealth services as an option for our clients across the state of Texas. These HIPAA compliant services make therapy more easily accessible and convenient.

Available Services

Treatment Specialties

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety issues can impact individuals across the lifespan and impair functioning socially, in school, at work and other important areas. Whether the worries are generalized, social, or related to a specific phobia or concern, we can help.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD is considered a spectrum because of the variation in characteristics and extent to which an individual's daily life is impacted. It is a complex developmental condition that effects social interactions and functioning, as well as communication. ASD is also characterized by restrictive or repetitive interests and behaviors. Many are diagnosed as children, but when a diagnosis is made during teen or adult years, being able to emotionally process the diagnosis and identify useful strategies for daily life is vital.

Tic Disorders

Tic disorders are sudden movements or sounds that people do repeatedly. People who have tics have extreme difficulty stopping their body from doing these things. Tic disorders differ from each other in terms of the type of tics present (motor, vocal or both), how long the symptoms have lasted and the environmental situations that impact the frequency and severity of the tics. Dr. Dillon uses evidenced-based treatments, such as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), to help clients reduce the extent to which their tics negatively impact their lives.

Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism (SM) is a an anxiety disorder characterized by a person's inability to speak in certain social situations such as school, or in the community. People with SM are usually able to speak easily and communicate well with in other settings, such as at home. Solid treatment of SM includes developing trust, using principles of behavior shaping and systematic exposures to increase communication, and consulting with parents or other caregivers about how they could support and encourage their loved one.

Euresis and Encopresis

Euresis, also known as urinary incontinence, includes nighttime bedwetting, secondary euresis (child has periods of dryness but then return to wetting), and wetting during the day. Children with encopresis, also known as soiling, have bowel movements in their clothes. Often these issues become frustrating both for parents and children and it may require behavioral health services, and consultation with medical providers to address these concerns. Evidence-based toilet training techniques, diet and activity changes and body awareness training can all aid in the process of increasing an individual's independence and confidence.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead an individual to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Often the compulsions meant to prevent something bad from happening only provide relief from the anxiety for a very short period of time and then intrusive thoughts return. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are often used in conjunction with clients impacted by OCD.

Common Questions

The initial session is the time for you to start to share your story and talk about your goals. Another important aspect of the first session is deciding if Dr. Dillon is the right person to assist you in this process. So you may ask yourself a few questions, such as, “Do I feel comfortable talking to her?” We are establishing a relationship that will become the foundation for working together. You will begin to determine some personal goals and Dr. Dillon will create a plan with you regarding how to achieve those outcomes.

Sessions are 45 minutes long. Please inquire about availability and pricing if you are interested in extending the session.

I do not accept any insurance. Payment is due in full at the time of service. If you’d like to submit a claim for out-of-network reimbursement, I can provide you with a Superbill (receipt) that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please note that submitting a claim will require that your mental health diagnosis is listed on the bill.

This depends in large part on the intensity of client needs, client progress, motivation, and each individual’s ability to engage in therapeutic homework between sessions.   Most clients see the maximum benefit from attending sessions weekly as the process begins, and then session frequency is faded as needed.

Your right to privacy and confidentiality is very important to me. The session content and all materials relevant to your treatment will be held confidential unless you request in writing to have all or portions of such content released to a specifically identified individuals/ institutions. Limitations of confidentiality do exist and include:

  1. If a client threatens or attempts to commit suicide or otherwise conducts him/her self in a manner in which there is a substantial risk of incurring serious bodily harm.
  2. If a client threatens grave bodily harm or death to another person.
  3. If the therapist has a reasonable suspicion that a client or other named victim is the perpetrator, observer of, or actual victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse of children under the age of 18 years.
  4. Suspicions as stated above in the case of an elderly person who may be subjected to these abuses.
  5. Suspected neglect of the parties named in items #3 and # 4.
  6. If a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena for information stated on the subpoena.
  7. If a client is in therapy or being treated by order of a court of law, or if information is obtained for the purpose of rendering an expert’s report to an attorney.

 

Occasionally I may need to consult with other professionals in their areas of expertise in order to provide the best treatment for you. Information about you may be shared in this context without using your name.

While this written summary of exceptions to confidentiality should prove helpful in informing you about potential problems, it is important that we discuss any questions or concerns that you may have now or in the future.

Professional fees are billed at $200 for each 45-minute therapy session, including the initial intake appointment.

Our office is located in Cedar Park, Texas near FM 1431 and Highway 183A, close to the 1890 Ranch shopping center.

1210 Cottonwood Creek Trail
Suite 510
Cedar Park, TX 78613

I cannot provide 24-hour emergency care. If you believe you need 24-hour care and/or crisis intervention, I will be happy to refer you to a therapist or clinic that provides this service. Please bring this to my attention as soon as possible, so that an appropriate referral can be made. Additionally, I’m not often not immediately available by telephone. When I am not available, my telephone is answered by voice mail that is checked daily. If you are experiencing an emergency call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

I am available for a 15-mintue consultation prior to our first appointment. During this time you may ask any questions you may have regarding therapy. Our first initial intake session will last for 45 minutes. During this period we can decide if I’m the right person to help you meet your treatment goals. Following this intake appointment, we may schedule to meet for regular appointments at a time we agree upon.