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Kelli Mckinney

Kelli is a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri, and a nationally accredited counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Kelli earned her Bachelors in Biology, Pre-med, at the University of Texas at Austin, and her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary, an accredited graduate program that offers a “bilingual” education in Christian Theological foundations and mental health therapy. Kelli is also certified in the pre and post-marital tool Prepare/Enrich.  Kelli started her career in full-time ministry working for Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) with college students stateside and abroad. Kelli has spent the last several years working in both private practice settings in Denver and Kansas City, and at Two Rivers Behavioral Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Kelli was promoted to lead therapist at Two Rivers and  developed innovative programming for the hospital to better facilitate a trauma-informed therapeutic  environment. Kelli has consulted with churches, families, and individuals for her expertise.

 

As a counselor, Kelli values a holistic approach to therapy by exploring all aspects of the person’s life while respecting each individual’s unique reasons for receiving therapy. Kelli’s goal is to be clinically descriptive and biblically prescriptive, bringing hope and healing to the whole person. Kelli sees a variety of clients, and is most passionate working with individuals and couples on issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, divorce, relationship struggles, life transitions, co-dependency, identity issues, women’s issues. Kelli has experience working with abuse and trauma, bipolar disorder, and infertility/miscarriage struggles, missionaries and missionary kids (also known as “Third Culture Kids”), and utilizes distance counseling . Kelli is dedicated to establishing a safe and collaborative relationship that meets the client where they are while boldly speaking truth, gently challenging, and encouraging from a strengths-based, grace-filled perspective.

 

Email Kelli at kelli@probascoandassociates.com

Amber Carlson

Amber M. Carlson, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Play Therapist and AutPlay Therapist certified. AutPlay is a play therapy and behavioral therapy approach for working with children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. AutPlay has three components: emotion regulation ability, social skills development and connection. AutPlay therapists work very closely with parents to help them learn how to implement skills at home with their child. AutPlay is also helpful for families effected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dysregulation issues, and other developmental disabilities.

 

Amber earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology at William Jewell College in 2010 and earned her Masters in Counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2014. Amber currently specializes in working with children and their families as well as co-facilitating a Batterers Intervention Group. Amber works daily with children and families who have experienced trauma.

 

As a private practice therapist Amber uses a client centered approach, knowing that each child is unique. She believes that therapeutic relationships are very important not only for the child, but for parents as well.

 

Email Amber at amber@probascoandassociates.com

Chandra Holliday-Callow

Chandra Holliday-Callow, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 

Chandra earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since completing her formal education, Chandra has compiled over 15 years of social work experience. She has worked in Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri, providing therapeutic and crisis intervention services to both children and adults through in-patient and out-patient clinical settings. Highlights of Chandra’s career include providing Child and Family Therapy at Truman Behavioral Health, working as a Clinical Case Manager at Fulton State Hospital, and serving as the Program Manager at Whitington Homes and Services (a transitional living program for young women).

 

Prior to joining Probasco & Associates, Chandra worked as a School Social Worker for the Park Hill School District. During that time, she served as a Board Member for the Park Hill Community Alliance for Youth and was actively involved in community outreach with many local organizations to help meet the needs of her students and families.

 

As a private practice therapist, Chandra’s strengths are in assessment and creating a caring, trusting environment where clients can express themselves without judgment and begin the process of healing. She is passionate about working with children and their families.

 

Email Chandra at chandra@probascoandassociates.com

Laura Probasco Client Intake Form

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Clients should keep their appointment or call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel visits. If not, the client will be charged for the visit at 50% of the regular fee. The second time this occurs, you will be charged the full regular fee. (Insurance can not be billed for a no show charge) The usual fee for professional services is $90 for the initial visit and $80 per 50-minute session thereafter. Payment will be due at the time service is rendered. We accept cash, check, credit card or debit card.
If you wish, as a courtesy we will file insurance within five business days of your visit, however, insurance coverage is not a guarantee for payment. It is the client’s responsibility to check with the insurance company regarding coverage and copayment.
If a balance is on your account, a statement will be provided monthly. If a balance remains for more than 60 days, your account will be assessed a $10 service charge. This charge will continue each month until your account is paid in full.
There will be a $30 charge for any check returned for insufficient funds, closed account, or for any other reason.
A treatment plan will be provided for $25. This will not be submitted to insurance.
School visits and observations are available for $75 per visit, plus mileage. We may not be able to submit this to insurance.
Phone consultations with schools (teachers, administrators, counselors, etc.), doctor’s office or daycare providers can be provided for a fee of $25 for every 15 minutes. This will not be submitted to insurance.
Letters to schools, doctors, counselors, etc. can be provided for a fee of $25. This will not be submitted to insurance.
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING: I have read the above payment policy and agree to abide by these policies. I understand that I am responsible for 100% of charges for services provided. I understand I am responsible to pay full fees for services at the time of each session. I understand that I am responsible for contacting my insurance company to confirm coverage and/or copayments. I understand that I must provide documentation of insurance coverage before the provider will agree to accept copayments.
By checking this box, I hereby authorize the release of medical information necessary to process insurance claims. I authorize payment of benefits directly to Clinical Counseling Associates, Inc. for services rendered. If my insurance company sends me checks for payment of sessions, I agree to notify Clinical Counseling Associates, Inc. and sign over any checks to CCA as payment for any outstanding charges on my account. I understand that I am responsible for any charges on my account. I understand that a statement will be sent monthly to keep me informed of my account status. I understand that if I have any questions regarding my account, I may call the office for assistance.
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COUNSELING SESSIONS AND CLIENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   All counseling sessions are by appointment only. Sessions last approximately 50 minutes once a week. Sometimes it is necessary to meet more often initially to handle crisis situations. The frequency of counseling sessions will gradually decrease as progress is made in counseling. This will also depend on your insurance policy. All clients will be treated by a licensed mental health professional with respect for their individual needs, preferences, feelings, and requirements. An individual treatment plan will be developed for each client. The client has the right to participate with the therapist in treatment planning decisions. If transfer or discharge of the patient from treatment becomes necessary, clients will be given the reasons and plan, as well as reasonable advance notice. All clients are responsible for providing the therapist with all needed information to allow them to provide appropriate care, as well as being open and honest with their therapist. Clients should ask questions so that they understand the care and instructions they are given. They should actively participate in their own treatment and carry out therapeutic homework assignments.
CONFIDENTIALITY:   Matters discussed with your therapist are protected by laws insuring your right to privacy. In most cases, your therapist is prohibited from disclosing information about your care without your written consent and then, only to the extent you authorize. Your treatment record and related financial records are kept in a file cabinet in an office, or other area not accessible to the public. Records will not be copies or otherwise made available to others, except as noted below, without a signed authorization to release information. Those cases where information may be disclosed without your consent are: 1) Information required by insurance company to process a claim or obtain further clinical visits. 2) Where child abuse is known or suspected. (Reporting is required by State Law) 3) When the abuse of an elderly or dependent person is known or suspected. (Reporting is required by State Law) 4) If there is a situation that is potentially life threatening. 5) When ordered by the Court. 6) In some cases, details of your treatment may be discussed with a clinical supervisor or another clinician for the purpose of consultation. When this is done, no identifying information will be included (i.e., the client is anonymous)
Developmental Issues
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Pregnancy and Birth:
1. Is your child adopted? Yes No Has the child been told he/she was adopted?
2. Was the pregnancy planned?
3. How was the mother's health during pregnancy?
4. Was there anything unusual about the birth? (premature, length of labor, complications etc.)
Early Childhood:   During the first six months, did the baby or mother have any problems in the following areas? (please describe)
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After the first six months, were there any problems in the following areas? (please describe)
1. Eating difficulties:
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3. Does the child have their own bed?
If not, who does he/she sleep with?
4. Does the child wet the bed?
5. How many hours a night does the child sleep?
Temperament: (please rate the following behaviors)
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3. Intensity:
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Physical:
1. Does the child have speech difficulties (stuttering, delays, etc.)
2. When did the child begin sitting?
3. When did the child begin standing?
4. When did the child begin Walking
5. Was the toilet training easy to complete?
6. Does the child still have soiling or wetting problems?
7. Any vision or hearing problems with the child?
Health:
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4. Are immunizations up to date?
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Child Care
1. Does someone other than mother/father/guardian have more than occasional responsibility for the child?
2. Is the child in day care?
3. Who disciplines the child? What methods are used?
4. Do parent(s) agree on discipline method and share responsibilities?
6. How effective has this been?
Social/ School
1. Does your child have many friends?
2. What age group does the child get along with best?
3. Has the family moved frequently?
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Academic (learning problems, special classes):
Behavioral
2. Has the child ever had any problems with alcohol or drugs?
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Resources

Add/Adhd

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Anxiety

Aniexty and Depression Association of America
International Obessive Complusive Disorder Foundation
Worry Wise Kids

Attachment/Adoption

Theraplay
Adoptive Families

Bullying

Synergy Services
Stop Bullying

Couples

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Family Therapy

The Bowen Center

Play Therapy

Association for Play Therapy
Child Therapy Toys
Toys of the Trade

Sensory Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

Services

Our clinicians draw from several different models to help client’s meet their needs including; play therapy, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples/family therapy. Each treatment plan is tailored to the client in order to provide individual care. Our clinicians work with individuals, children, and families struggling with a variety of life’s challenges. Probasco & Associates specialize in the following challenges; mood disorders, eating disorders, couples/family, adoption/attachment, and childhood educational & developmental challenges.

 

 

Play Therapy:

 

We view play therapy as a creative approach in using toys, play, and art to help children and adolescents make sense of their thoughts, feelings and life experiences.

 

Family Therapy:

 

We view family therapy from a systemic perspective, believing that individual functioning can be a manifestation of the way a family functions. We work to change dysfunctional patterns and hope to create healthy ways of interacting.

 

Couples:

 

We view couples therapy as an effort to recognize and to better managing or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. We work to secure the healthy attachment of couples and their families.

 

 

Love me when I least deserve it because that’s when I need it the most.

-Swedish Proverbs

 

Jami Hamilton-Ansley

Jami Hamilton-Ansley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor.

 

Jami earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Life at University of Kansas and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.  Jami started her career as a teacher at a residential treatment facility for children with developmental disabilities in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at the New England Center for Children before returning to Kansas City to earn her MSW. After earning her MSW, Jami worked as a medical social worker at Children’s Mercy Hospital for two years before finding a job working with her passion, school social work. Jami enjoys the clinical aspect combined with providing parenting support and resources in a school social work setting. Currently, Jami is in her sixth year as a school social worker for Platte County School District.

 

As a private practice therapist, Jami believes in the Strengths perspective and uses this framework to meet the client where they are at with care and compassion.

 

Email Jami at jami@probascoandassociates.com