The Attachment Center of Kansas has a variety of services to meet the needs of families who are adopting, have a child with attachment or trauma related problems and/or are concerned about the parent/child relationship.
When therapy is not needed, consultations are available for parents who want a healthier connection with their child and need help in developing more effective parenting skills. This service has often been used by adoptive parents in preparing them for what to expect from the child being placed in their home and appropriate interventions to use before, during and/or after the placement of the child in the home.
Consultations are available in office or by phone for $90 and can include additional services to assist with a more accurate, individualized assessment of the child's needs and interventions. These services include
* a review of records, up to 30 pages, on child's social history, CINC, social services and mental health reports, etc. $60
* online mental health assessment with summary $100 or with report $250.
A psychiatric diagnostic evaluation is required to start therapeutic services at the Center. It involves gathering information on both the permanent primary caretaker and child as well as their relationship.
The assessment covers areas of attachment, trauma (including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse and stress), executive brain functioning, development (sensory, social, motor, communication and living skills), the parent child relationship and overall emotional health of both the parent and child. The results assist in determining an accurate diagnosis, co-occurring problem areas, appropriate referrals and interventions and effective parenting interventions. This meets the standards for attachment and trauma assessments.
The Comprehensive Psychological Assessment usually involves 2 to 4 more sessions, after the psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, with family sessions billed under the parent and individual sessions billed under the child. A deposit is required to cover the cost of testing materials or a no show/late cancellation fee.
Once the evaluation is completed, a session is scheduled to discuss the results of the evaluation, recommendations and treatment options. It will be billed as either a family session or consultation depending on if services are private pay or insurance. A written comprehensive report on the assessment is optional for $200.
Online Mental Health Assessment
A preliminary online mental health assessment on children ages 3 to 12. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate if specific problems are present in the areas of the child's overall emotional health, executive brain functioning, parent child relationship and the possibility of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for ages 3 to 12. This assessment does not provide diagnosis but rather indicates if mental health services are likely needed and what type of services to look for. It can also be helpful to therapists in assisting with developing therapy interventions and goals and/or measure treatment progress.
Requirements: computer, an email address and basic computer skills.
Parent coaching addresses specific parenting struggles that are occurring and needs, parent's or child's, not being met.
Email coaching sessions are $45 for up to 3 emails responses.
In office coaching sessions are available to parents who are engaged in treatment with their child and do not have or do not want to use insurance. $90 per session
Payment for the amount you are responsible for is due at the time the service is provided.
Diagnostic session (up to 60 mins): $155
Diagnostic testing materials: $60
Individual session (up to 30 mins): $65
Individual session (up to 45 mins): $124
Family sessions (up to 45 mins): $125