Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some of the most commonly asked questions.  If you need further assistance, please contact me at 913-735-0384 or by clicking HERE.
Do you accept insurance?

 

In order to provide you with a customized experience, I do not directly accept insurance at this time. I feel this allows me to make the right, individual decisions for you and provide you with the best treatment that is customized for your needs. I have found that many clients prefer to pay privately, in order to keep their diagnosis confidential and to protect their privacy with their insurance company or employer.

What are your fees?

Heather  prefers to be upfront about 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 and many limit coverage for counseling services. Heather is happy to provide you with a billing statement if you would like to submit your counseling or testing fees to your insurance for reimbursement.

A comprehensive explanation of current fees can be found HERE.

I 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.
How many appointments will it take for me to resolve my concerns?
It depends upon the nature and severity of your concerns.  In general, we want 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 email me by clicking HERE.  Please leave a message and either I or my assistant will follow up with you as soon as possible.

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, Heather interprets the test results and develops recommendations to help you (or your child) be more successful.  Recommendations can include counseling, school accommodations, resources etc.  We’ll meet to review your results, any diagnoses and recommendations and to provide you with a comprehensive report.

Please click HERE to learn more about evaluations such as IQ testing and ADHD evaluations.

What do the letters behind your name mean?
LCP – Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in the state of Kansas. This license means that Heather can practice independently in the state of Kansas and can administer all of the psychological tests that a Licensed Psychologist can administer.
LCPC- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. This license means that Heather can practice independently in the state of Kansas.
CDWF – Certified Daring way™ Facilitator.  This is a special certificate that I hold from Brene´Brown’s organization to facilitate the Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ curriculums with individuals and groups in a clinical setting.

 

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