Therapy can provide a safe, empathetic and accepting place for parents and children to find the support and guidance they may need.
What to expect at our office: In most cases the first appointment will be a parents-only Zoom visit with the therapist. This provides an opportunity for the parent to share all of the areas of concern and background with the therapist so they can have a better understanding of your childs needs. After the first visit, appointments will be for the child in the office (or Zoom if necessary). Parent/Guardian must always stay on premise for the duration of all visits. Parent may be asked to speak with the therapist for a few minutes at the beginning or end of each visit. Generally the therapist will want to meet with your child weekly for a short time (6-8 weeks) and then visits may reduce to every-other week or monthly, depending on progress. We recommend that the parent discuss any scheduling or financial limitations with the therapist so they can help tailor a plan that will meet your childs needs and also work well for your family.
Parent participation, cooperation and consistency is essential to making progress with your child.
Laurel Casillas, Psy.D
Alyssa L. Muchaw, MA, LPC, ADHD-CCSP, NCC
Sarah Joyner MA, LPC, NCC
Leesha Miller, M.S., LPC Associate, Supervised by Courtney Gabriel
Chase Monroe, LPC Associate, NCC, Supervised by Christopher Simpson
Gini Erin Henely, LPC Associate, Supervised by Monica McClain
- Improving the ability to understand and respond to the child's cues in a sensitive and effective way
- Reduce the frequency or intensity of the child's troublesome and/or harmful behaviors
- Develop concrete ways to support the child at home and school
- Develop effective ways to communicate and maintain healthy relationships within the family
- Increase the ability to provide a safe and secure environment
- Reduce parental stress and increase parent sense of self efficiency and confidence in managing the child's needs
Therapeutic Services include but are not limited to the following:
- Attention & focusing issues
- ADHD, school/home interventions
- Social skills
- Autism Spectrum
- Attachment & Separation
- Adjustment Disorders
Developing strategies for:
- Behavioral Management
- Oppositional arguing & explosive temper :
Improve unbalanced feelings of:
- Low self-esteem
- Emotional issues
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Parenting education and strategies
- Group Therapy (depending on interest)
- Play Therapy (Ages 4-10)
State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
KCPA providers are not able to see a child who is involved in an open/pending court case or investigation. If in the course of receiving services at KCPA your child becomes involved in an open case, our providers may need to refer you to another professional.