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Welcome to Better Together Psychological Services

Partnering With Families & School Communities, Specializing In Assessment, Counseling, Consultation & Advocacy.

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Introducing Better Together Psychological Services – because finding the perfect mental health professional shouldn't be a daunting task. Feeling overwhelmed? We understand. It seems like every option blends together, offering the same promises. But time is precious, and you don't have the luxury of sitting through endless consultations with countless therapists. We get it. That's why we prioritize the importance of finding the perfect fit. We don't want to waste your time. We want you to get a sense of who we are before even considering reaching out for a consultation. At Better Together Psychological Services, we believe in making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Child Therapy

Our Services

Psychological & Educational Services 

Assessment | Therapy | Consultation | Advocacy

click below to learn more about the services offered at our practice
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Psychological Assessments

Discover how your child learns best and unlock their potential. From giftedness, and ADHD to learning disabilities, we conduct comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for students. Empower your child to thrive academically and beyond.

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Telehealth Therapy

In today's chaotic world, youth & young adults need a space to vent and navigate life's challenges. Our counseling services specialize in providing a laid-back yet transformative approach that feels relatable & authentic, supporting their journey toward growth.

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Consultation & Advocacy

Navigate educational decisions confidently with expert guidance. From special education services to evaluations and school meetings, we illuminate your path forward. Don't feel overwhelmed; let us empower you with clarity and support.

Fees

Overview

Explore our flexible pricing based on client needs and chosen services. For a detailed breakdown of fees and inclusions, explore our service page. Obtain a comprehensive overview by downloading our testing and therapy fee schedule. 

  • Intake Session: $175/hr

  • Assessments: range from $700 to $2000 evaluation dependant

  • Counseling: $80/30 mins - $130/45 mins - $175/60 mins

  • Consultation & Advocacy: $150/hr

  • Case Management Needs: $25-$100 (excess of 10 minutes a week in emails or phone calls)

Insurance

Although we are not affiliated with insurance networks, we provide superbill documentation for potential reimbursement. Payment is required in full at the time of service and can be made via Zelle, cash, or credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). We recommend reaching out to your insurance provider to ascertain your mental health coverage.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “good faith estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. For more information, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or click here.

Step Up for Students

Dr. Hudson is a provider approved by Step Up for Students, and if your child receives a scholarship from them, you can use that money for counseling services. For more detailed information, it's recommended to visit the Step Up for Students website where you can find specific details regarding eligibility, coverage, and how to access these services.

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Dr. Hudson is knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. I was impressed with the patience and kindness she showed when doing her evaluation. While her job requires her to identify academic and educational deficiencies, her reports shift the focus from a deficit model, which can be especially harmful to marginalized students, to a strength based model and improving the success rate for each student.

- Parent of 1st-grade student

I highly recommend Better Together Psychological Services! I had a wonderful consultation with Ms. Hudson. Her knowledge and expertise helped me understand the options available to help my child succeed in high school. Transitioning to high school can be a challenging time for any child, so I wanted to be sure I was equipped to support him. Thank you so much!

- Parent of 9th-grade student

I work with Dr. Hudson in the school setting. She does amazing with our students and forms a rapport with them in order to gain their trust and get the most accurate test results. She will go out of her way to help point parents in the right direction to ensure their children get the help that they need.

-Professional Colleague

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Empower yourself with insights on education, assessment, mental health, and wellness. Our blog offers strategies to alleviate anxiety, and stress, and foster a fulfilling life through knowledge and practical tools.

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Mon - Fri: 4:30pm - 7pm
​​Saturday: 10am - 3pm
​Sunday: Closed

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Better Together Psychological Services

2412 Irwin St, Ste 251

Melbourne, FL. 32901

Phone | 321.413.8039

Email | drniekema@btpsychservices.com

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