Mental Health Professionals

Blueprints interventions enable children and teens to acquire and practice self-regulation and adaptive behavior in natural routines and contexts. Parents and siblings adopt techniques to promote positive family interactions.

Blueprints works cooperatively and collaboratively with mental health professionals to improve the lives of families with children/teens struggling with significant behavioral issues.

Our interventions are designed to help families for whom traditional clinic-based programs are not enough.

We work with individuals and families in their homes, at school and in other natural environments to coach, model, and manage positive interactions. We teach the skills necessary for individuals to behave appropriately and for parents and caregivers to cultivate positive behavior.

Our approach works well for individuals with any behavioral challenges, including those diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, OCD, Autism or Anxiety Disorders.

How we help

Blueprints provides highly individualized services that integrate evidence-based procedures from an array of disciplines and approaches, including:

Most families work with Blueprints team members two or more times per week in their home and in their community. Interventions typically last 12-15 months.

"The kids are happier because they can better deal with life situations. Chaos and tantrums have really been minimized, and our home is getting calmer." —Parent

Our services often include:

Individual Skill Building:

Working one-on-one we teach and practice specific skills targeted to a child's deficits. Material is personalized and relevant. Once skills are learned, results can be seen quickly.

Family Coaching:

Teaching, modeling and practicing respectful interactions and effective problem-solving strategies in the context of everyday life.

Parent Leadership Training:

Teaching the specialized skills needed to successfully parent a child with challenging behavior: cultivating appropriate behavior while minimizing challenging ones; managing a child who is out of control; modeling preferred responses to positive behavior.

Sibling and Peer Coaching:

Helping siblings and peers strengthen relationships strained by a history of challenging behavior.

Behavioral Counseling:

Addressing the thoughts, feelings and emotions that have resulted from the negative interactions, situations and consequences related to behavioral challenges.

Educational Support:

Partnering with a child's school and collaborating with special services directors, administrators, and classroom teachers to establish support systems that allow for academic success.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do services cost and are they covered by insurance?

Services cost less than therapeutic boarding school, but more than commercial programs like "The Total Transformation". As a result of recent health insurance reforms, it's possible some costs may be covered by private health insurance. We are in network with most insurance companies. Blueprints is an approved provider for Amazon, Boeing, Google and Microsoft's Autism/ABA Therapy Benefits. Additionally, costs may be covered by other funding sources such as the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

What type of training and certification do Blueprint team members have?

Blueprints is licensed by the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to provide behavioral counseling, psychotherapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. All team members are licensed or certified by the Washington State Department of Health as counselors or therapists and have extensive training and experience working with families with children who regularly exhibit challenging, defiant and oppositional behaviors. Additionally, all our behavioral consultants have master's degrees in behavior analysis or a related field and hold a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

How does Blueprints partner with existing therapeutic programs?

We believe counseling, therapeutic support and medication can be an important and essential part of the intervention plan. We often interface with psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and therapists who are already serving the family.

How do families know this will work?

Blueprints has a great track record, and will only take on clients whose challenges and goals align with our services. We are happy to provide references.