Dr. Mariam Mott, Ph.D.

Name:Mariam Mott
Specialty:Psychologist—Children and Teens
Location:31371 Rancho Viejo Road
Suite 203
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949-858-6688
Fax: 949-858-6986
     I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent assessment, treatment, and support. I am passionate about children, and I have more than 25 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings. I provide a caring, nurturing environment where children can explore their strengths and  areas of development, gain insights, and discover their full potential.
     I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Medicine from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University in 1991. I have licenses to practice psychology in Nebraska and California. I have worked with children and families in the areas of teen substance abuse research, therapeutic foster care, youth group homes, youth emergency shelters, schools, and private practice.
     My theoretical orientation is primarily behavioral and cognitive-behavioral, although I incorporate techniques from other disciplines as needed to best serve my clients. I also have more than 25 years of experience conducting cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, and neuropsychological assessments with  children and teens.
     For 15 years, I worked as the Psychologist at a Catholic Elementary and Middle School in Rancho Santa Margarita while also maintaining a part-time  private practice. I began full-time private practice in August of 2014, where I provide a range of services, including: assessment and counseling with children and adolescents; consultation services with parents; educational planning and support with schools; and other services designed to help each child achieve his or her full potential. I incorporate my Christian values into counseling when appropriate and welcomed by my clients and their families.
     I am a past and/or current member of the following professional organizations: American Psychological Association (APA); Association of Educational Therapists (AET, Allied Professional); California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT, Associate Member); California Psychological Association (CPA); and International Dyslexia Association(IDA). I have presented at many national conferences, and I am co-author on more than two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles. I contribute to the profession of psychology by supervising pre-doctoral interns and volunteering as a mentor for psychology undergraduate students at San Diego State University (SDSU).
University of California, San Diego and San Diego State UniversityPh.D.Clinical Psychology03/1991
San Diego State UniversityB.A.Psychology05/1983
Clinical PsychologistPrivate PracticeRancho Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano, CA1999 - current
Director, Psychological Services and ELSSt. Junipero Serra Catholic SchoolRancho Santa Margarita, CA08/2001 - 08/2014
Consultant for Essential Learning Systems (ELS)St. Junipero Serra Catholic SchoolRancho Santa Margarita, CA08/2014 - 08/2015
Residential Program DirectorFather Flanagan's Boys' Home of Southern CaliforniaLake Forest, CA02/1997 - 06/1998
Director Treatment Foster Family Services ResearchFather Flanagan's Boys' HomeBoys Town, NE02/1996 - 02/1997
National Director Treatment Foster Family ServicesFather Flanagan's Boys' HomeBoys Town, NE02/1993 - 02/1996
Post-doctoral FellowUniversity of California, San DiegoSan Diego, CA03/1991 - 02/1993
Coordinator, Essential Learning Systems (ELS)St. Junipero Serra Catholic SchoolRancho Santa Margarita, CA08/1999 - 08/2001
NameIssued ByDuration
389Nebraska04/1995 - current (inactive)
PSY 16181California03/1999 - current (active)
Allied ProfessionalAssociation of Educational Therapists (AET)2007 – 2009; 2013 – current
Associatiate MemberCalifornia Associationn of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)2016 – current
MemberInternational Dyslexia Association (IDA)2009 – 2010; 2015 - current
MemberAmerican Psychological Association1993 – 2010
MemberCalifornia Psychological Association1999 – 2008
Insurance:I am not "in-network" for any insurance company, so I do not bill insurance companies directly. I am a "fee-for-service" provider, which means clients pay me directly at the time services are provided. I provide a "Super Bill" with CPT and diagnostic codes that clients can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement at the out-of-network rate. It is up to the family to contact their insurance company to find out what services are covered and their out-of-network reimbursement rate.
ASSESSMENTS: Testing is priced on a "flat fee" basis depending on referral question. My current fees for testing can be found on my website (www.drmott.com) on the Fees/Forms tab. A minimum of 50%  percent of the estimated cost is due at the time of testing. The  remaining 50% is due upon receipt of the completed report.

COUNSELING/THERAPY: $150.00 per 60-minute session. Payment is due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
I make every effort to accommodate the needs and schedules of my clients. My typical office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but I can arrange appointments at other times upon request.

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