Get Started

Treatment begins by contacting or by calling 949-236-6155. During our initial conversation, we will review your questions, concerns and my policies and procedures to assess if The Child and Family Connection is the best fit for you and your child.

Scheduling your first appointment

Availability is by appointment only and we offer a variety of daytime and evening hours. We work to ensure you and your child are seen as soon as possible.

Payment and Fees


Free 15- minute phone consultation to discuss presenting concerns and answer any questions. Schedule yours today by contacting or by calling 949-236-6155.

Psychological assessment

$200.00/hr - Brief and comprehensive psychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults. At this time there is limited availability.

Individual/Family Therapy

$175.00 - $200.00: This depends on the clinician. The initial intake with Dr. Hayley Pedersen and Dr. Courtney Knapp is $250.00 and $200.00 for all sessions thereafter. With Claire Sfregola, the initial intake is $200.00 and $175.00 for all following sessions.

Legal Proceedings

$320.00/hr - If you or your child becomes involved in legal proceedings that require our participation, we charge for both preparation and attendance at any legal proceeding

Cancellation/No Show Policy

Late Fee/No Show

$175.00 - $200.00 - Appointments must be cancelled no later than 48-hours prior. Clients are responsible for paying the late or no-show fee.


If there is a need to discuss patient information with outside professionals, The Child and Family Connection will request written consent from the patient or his/her legal guardians. We will only break confidentiality in instances when the patient is a danger to themselves or others or when there is suspicion that the patient is being abused.