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, Heather does not directly accept insurance at this time. She feels this allows her to make the right, individual decisions for you and provide you with the best treatment that is customized for your needs. She has 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.
Current fees are:
45 minute counseling session: $110
60-minute intake appointment (first visit): $165
Psychological testing: varies based on testing needs
She recommends 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 Heather by clicking HERE. Please leave a message and Heather 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 yiur name mean?
Overland Park counseling and psychological evaluation services for children, teens for ADHD, ADD, gifted program, anxiety, self-esteem, friendship issues