Autism Services: Until all the Pieces Fit

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Applied Behavioral Analysis

Part of our passion at Paragon Behavioral Health Services, LLC., includes providing services for the Autism population with the dignity, innovation, and excellence. 


Our master's level staff are qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) or Licensed Behavior Specialists (BSLs)  and are experienced in working with children and adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 


Also, our BCBAs/BSLs have continued education in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs).   ABA is the most effective evidenced based treatment for ASD.


Paragon's ABA Program is a community-based service.  Families are only required to come in the office 2x per year to complete the psychological evaluation.

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How to Enroll and What to Expect

Please contact us with further interest by one of the following methods:

Email: Nichole.Phiambolis@paragonbhs.com

Phone: 484-516-2330


We accept medical assistance (Medicaid) in our Autism program!  


Once we have staff available and have verified insurance, we will call you to schedule your psychological evaluation  If it is your first time, we ask that you come prior to the evaluation to complete the necessary paper work and to bring verification of an ASD diagnosis.  


Once the evaluation is completed, we will call in about 2 weeks to schedule an ISPT meeting.  Your BCBA/BSL will help you in scheduling this meeting to review recommendations from the evaluation.  


Services begin/continue after the ISPT meeting.


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Our Promise to You

Providing high quality services is embedded in our philosophy and we would be honored to provide any and all assistance needed so that your child can make great strides in life towards his or her goals.


Questions or concerns? We love to hear them!  Please do not hesitate to reach out any time to speak to one of the owners:

Kryn McClain, LPC (President)

Nichole Phiambolis, BCBA (Vice-President)

Paulina Colonna, LMFT (Co-Owner)

Social Skills Group

Group Start Dates

June 11, 2019 4:30pm-6pm: 14-16 year olds (Tuesdays: weekly attendance is not required)

June 13, 2019 4:30pm-6pm 10-12 year olds (Thursdays: weekly attendance is not required)

Social Skills and Dungeons and Dragons

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So, what is Dungeons and Dragons? And what Purpose Does it Serve in Therapy?

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) was released in 1974 as a table-top role-playing game (RPG).  The purpose is for players to create a character and explore a world through a narrative tale as told by a Dungeon Master (DM).  Players face a variety of challenges throughout the game that require critical thinking skills, determination, and above all else: teamwork.  Players use a set of dice to test abilities and for combat.  The goal is communicated through a DM and unfolds as the story is presented.  


D&D offers a creative narrative therapy intervention that is fun, inviting, and has a myriad of tools.  For example, a DM's job is to paint a vivid picture of a new world so real and immersive the players feel as if they are truly there.  That's what we call imagery in the therapy world and it's an extremely effective coping strategy to manage stress/anxiety.   

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Therapeutic Benefits

The D&D social skills group will be led by a licensed professional counselor who has had years of experience as a DM.  The combined skill set will ensure your child is learning: 

- social skills building 

-teamwork  

-self-advocacy 

-accepting disappointment 

-applying role play to real world situations

-coping strategies

A main goal that any group therapy aims to achieve is to keep a child interested.  We hope to make the experience fun above all else so your child WANTS to return to learn more!

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Why is Space Limited, What Will I Need, How do I Enroll?

In my experience as a DM, it's best to keep the group small around 4-5 players to gain the most from the interaction.  This will allow each group member the opportunity for peer engagement while still being in a small controlled setting.


The only thing you and your child will need is an open mind and a willingness to participate.  An imagination is key!  We have plenty of spare dice, but feel free to bring your own.  We have all the tools necessary to play and there is no need to purchase anything to attend.


Kryn McClain, LPC will be running the groups at this time.  Ms. McClain accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital Blue, Optum, & Quest Behavioral Health. Co pay fees may apply- we will call your insurance company to verify.

Sliding Scale Fees: $30$60/session


Unsure which age group your child would be appropriate for? Ms. McClain would be happy to meet with you and your child to help determine the best fit.


Simply call our office at 484-516-2330 to enroll! 

Weekly attendance is not mandatory

Must enroll in advance as space is limited

Fees for ABA Services


Stay tuned for information on adult Autism Services.