A Bit About Therapy
Congratulations on taking your first step by arriving here today!
Is this the right place?
Is your child struggling with following directions?
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the number of times you have to ask your child to do something before they act?
Are you experiencing bumps in your relationship with your child?
Is your child throwing tantrums or having meltdowns?
Are you getting calls from your child's school?
You have tried everything, rewards, time out, and nothing seems to work?
Is your child between the ages of 12 months - 8 years old?
You are at the right place. All parents want to have happy healthy children and enjoy the time they spend together. I use Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to assist caregivers in just that. I work with parents, foster parents, relative caregivers; any person caring for a child is eligible for this treatment. PCIT empowers parents and allows the parent to be the provider in the room. This treatment allows for amazing ease to participate through telehealth. PCIT introduces new ways of interacting with your child to add new interaction patterns to your toolbox.
PCIT is primarily targeted to children aged 2 to 7 referred for concerns about disruptive behavior including tantrums, noncompliance, and aggression. I use an adaption of PCIT called IoWA PCIT which also focuses on the parent-child relationship by working from an attachment theory. IoWA PCIT has two core phases of treatment:
Child Directed Intervention
A special, therapeutic way of interacting with your child to get the best possible behavior from your child.
Parent Directed Intervention
A therapeutic way of teaching children how to follow directions and providing parents with a consistent routine to address negative behaviors.
At this time, I am only providing PCIT services to the ages stated above except for special circumstances. This website will be updated when I open my caseload to other ages and treatments.
Fees for Service
PCIT sessions are conducted via telehealth at $135 per session, as a reminder PCIT typically lasts 15-20 sessions. However, every family is different and various factors can contribute to the length of treatment. Please inquire about opportunities for low-cost treatment. Due to the varied timeframes for treatment, it is difficult to give a specific No Surprises Act quote, however, if services are provided for 20 sessions the cost would be $2,700 total over the course of 5 months.
I accept a limited number of insured (Healthy Blue, Homestate Health, United, GEHA) clients and am out of network for all other insurances. If your insurance covers mental health or evaluation services and you would like to file a claim with your insurance company, I can provide you with a statement of services rendered that you may include with the claim. However, we cannot take responsibility for what your health insurance covers. You must clearly understand and agree that all services rendered to you are charged directly to you and that you are personally responsible for payment.
It is important for you to know what your insurance will cover as a consumer. Please call your insurance company to determine exactly what coverage you have BEFORE your first appointment. Ask what deductible, if any, applies to your policy. Then ask how much of your claim your insurance company will pay. It is important for you to know what to expect in advance from your insurance carrier.
Requirements for Therapy
Must live in Kansas or Missouri.
Must have access to Zoom and a reliable video/audio source (phone, tablet, laptop, etc).
Must be able to meet consistently once per week.