All staff members at KCCAT are specifically trained in the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapies (CBT) and Exposure and Response/Ritual Prevention (ERP), a first-line, evidence-based treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders, in addition to being well-versed in other science-supported therapeutic techniques. Please see our FAQs page to learn more about CBT/ERP and other questions about treatment at KCCAT!
The first step is completing our New Patient/Resource Request Screening Form. This helps us gather a brief history of symptoms and past treatment efforts so that we can coordinate staffing needs and/or direct you to any additional resources or alternative referrals that may be a fit for your particular situation and needs. We are happy to try and assist you in connecting to resources, regardless of your location or whether you obtain services at KCCAT. To learn more about this process, visit our Getting Started page.
KCCAT’s full assessment process concentrates on taking the time to thoroughly review the symptoms, impact, and needs unique to your life situation. Before your first visit, you will be asked to complete some pre-evaluation paperwork which the assigned clinician will provide to you upon scheduling. The initial assessment appointment is scheduled for two hours and consists of structured diagnostic and general clinical interviews, as well as discussion of what other individuals may be helpful for us to coordinate and consult with in considering your evaluation and treatment needs (e.g., family members/support system, your psychiatrist or other physician, a counselor, or school personnel). This first appointment is charged as flat-fee service package of $375 and, as applicable, also includes a review of pertinent background information and past records, completion and scoring of standardized symptom measures, and initial communication contacts with your other providers/support persons.
Activities beyond those described for the first evaluation session and all subsequent appointments are charged at our center’s regular service rates, which are prorated by time. Depending on your situation and needs, the first several sessions may require additional activities with assessment and planning focus.
A feedback appointment will be scheduled following completion of all assessment activities to discuss clinical impressions and a recommended care plan.
For child referrals, parents may be asked to attend one or more sessions without their child in attendance.
If a patient is home-bound, the initial assessment will include additional fees for travel time.
Not quite sure if KCCAT's clinical services are the right fit? Need support and education surrounding a loved one’s symptoms, even if they are reluctant to or refusing treatment? We are able to arrange one or more consultation sessions for individuals or families separately or prior to pursuing evaluation and enrolling in clinical treatment. During a consultation you will meet with a member of our clinical staff to review general aspects of symptom education and discuss what an evidenced-based care approach or techniques might look like for a described situation. Please see our Policies & Fees for information about consultation service costs and limitations.
Treatment at KCCAT is individualized to type and levels of need and can vary substantially—ranging from brief and focused skill building and education plans to intensive home-based services. Upon completion of the assessment process and team review, we will be able to discuss impressions of what options or structure for treatment may be most likely to meet your needs, whether at KCCAT or elsewhere. Treatment plans often include several of the following components: