Iowa City, IA

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Mariposa Psychiatric Center



Comprehensive Diagnostic Psychiatric Evaluation

When families are concerned about a loved one struggling at home or school it can feel overwhelming to know where to turn.  At Mariposa Psychiatric Center families meet with an expert for a comprehensive evaluation to examine the issues and clarify the diagnosis.  Having an accurate diagnosis is very helpful so that the treatment recommendations can be better tailored to the individual's needs.  A final note documenting the evaluation, assessment, findings, diagnosis, and recommendations is available for patient's to share with their primary care clinicians, therapists, and school IEP team.  

Visit Link to AACAP Facts for Families Handout on Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations for more detailed description. 


Treatment Follow-up

Once an assessment has clarified diagnosis, future visits will focus on evidence based treatment to help decrease symptoms and return back towards the path of reaching ones full potential.  Dr. Homan has experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training, Family Therapy.  She also has extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities and challenging behaviors.  With each patient Dr. Homan sets an individualized, patient centered, culturally sensitive, evidence based treatment plan.  Depending on the needs of the child, teen or young adult, the frequency of visits typically vary between one to four 60min visits a month for several months.  Visits will include age appropriate toys and materials, in a peaceful setting, so that individuals are able to focus on improving mental health.     


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance?   

The clinic is NOT in-network with any insurance plans, and payment is due at start of visit.  

Is Everyone prescribed medication? 

No, medication is only prescribed if indicated AND desired.  At the initial consultation Dr. Homan will complete a comprehensive evaluation and provide evidence based recommendations. If medications are prescribed, the need to continue or make changes to these medications is re-evaluated at each follow-up visit. 

What are the hours that are available for appointments?

This clinic has limited hours, all visits are by scheduled appointment only, and hours are Monday evening, Thursday evening and some weekends.

What are the rates for evaluations and visits? 

Fees are discussed at the free initial call for scheduling.  Payment can be made by major credit card or Venmo app prior to visit for evaluations, and at time of visit for follow-up visits.