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Freedom Camp is designed to provide intensive evidence-based treatment to help increase communication and verbalization for children with selective mutism in a fun and supportive environment.








Cost of Freedom Camp

Cost of Freedom Camp includes the week of Camp and 1 Lead In session & 2 hours of parent training.  Payment is due at the time of registration to reserve your spot. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts can often be used for these camps. Please check with your Flex Spending Account/Health Savings Account company.

Additional Evaluation and Cost for Families not previously established with

Dr. Catherine Eckel

Prior to camp registration, families first engage in an evaluation with Dr. Eckel to determine whether Freedom Camp is a good fit for their child. The evaluation includes a one hour parent intake meeting and a 45 minute fade in session with the child. After these sessions in the practice of Catherine Eckel, PhD, families can register for Freedom Camp if it is determined that the child is ready for camp. Please note that there is an additional fee for these sessions (Intake meeting $460 and child session $350). This evaluation is very important so that your child has the best experience possible. Please note that these fees are not refundable if it is determined that your child is not yet ready for camp. 




Each child participating in Freedom Camp will be required to meet with a Camp Counselor prior to camp. The Camp Counselor will use evidence-based techniques to promote communication with the child. It is a requirement that children communicate verbally with a Camp Counselor prior to starting camp.





We will have fun filled days practicing brave talking during small and large group activities.


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Catherine Eckel, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Campbell, California. She has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Selective Mutism Group. Dr. Eckel has presented to parents, school personnel, and other mental health professionals on the topics of anxiety and selective mutism. She completed her clinical training at Boston Medical Center in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and at the Boston Veterans Affairs hospital. She was subsequently on the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Agredano is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice. She is also affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Agredano graduated from Stanford University with honors and attended Stanford Medical School. She completed her residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and continued at Stanford University in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.

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