The following are some of the most commonly asked questions.  If you need further assistance, please contact me at 913-647-7990 or by clicking HERE.  

 

Do you accept insurance?

In order to provide you with a customized experience, we have chosen not to directly accept insurance at this time. We feel this allows us to make the right decisions for you. We have found that many clients prefer to pay privately, in order to keep their diagnosis confidential and protect their privacy with their insurance company or employer.

 

What are your fees?

We  prefer to be upfront about our fees, so you are not surprised by any non-reimbursable costs. Many insurance companies do not cover psychological testing, or only cover a portion of the costs. We are happy to provide you with a billing statement if you intend to submit our fees to your insurance. We recommend you contact your insurance company ahead of time to determine what portion they will cover.

Questions you might ask your insurance company –

  • Is the cost of psychological testing covered?
  • Is there a deductible?
  • What portion will be reimbursed?
  • Is a referral needed from a primary care physician?
  • Is pre-authorization required?

 

What can I expect at my first appointment?

During the first appointment, we will talk about why you are seeking services, any pertinent background, and any special concerns.  Then, we’ll determine the best course action for treatment and/or evaluations and thoroughly explain the process.

 

What is an evaluation and how does that work?

An evaluation is any type of psychological testing or assessment used to measure functioning (such as IQ) or ascertain underlying concerns (such as anxiety).  Usually, we meet to gather information and then schedule testing sessions.  Following the testing, I interpret the test results and develop recommendations to help you be more successful.  Recommendations can include counseling, school accommodations, resources etc.  We’ll meet to review your results, any diagnoses and recommendations.  I’ll follow up with a comprehensive report.

 

How many appointments will it take for me to resolve my concerns?

It depends upon the nature and severity of your concerns.  In general, my goal is for you to get better as quickly as possible, with minimal office visits necessary for your long-term health.

 

How do I schedule an appointment?

The best way to schedule an appointment (or get more information) is to call our office at 913-647-7990 or contact me HERE.   A receptionist will answer your call or you can leave a message and we’ll follow up with you.

 

Overland Park counseling and psychological evaluation services for children, teens for ADHD, ADD, gifted program, anxiety, self-esteem, friendship issues