Frequently Asked Questions
United Behavioral Health (UBH) Private
(Optum, Sunflower, and Aetna (Kansas Medicaid only)
Ambetter (Kansas only)
Private pay rate: $200 per intake and $150 per 50 minutes.
*My Sliding scale fee spots are currently full.
What are the benefits to being a private pay client? When I accept your insurance, the insurance company requires me to provide a diagnosis. One of the benefits to private pay is your medical record maintains privacy and a diagnosis is not necessary. Insurance companies can also dictate the frequency and duration of treatment. Private pay allows for more flexibility in meeting your treatment needs.
* I provide a monthly Superbill you can submit if you have out of network benefits.
Are you currently accepting new clients? I currently have 2 month waitlist. Feel free to email me at Kira@Harkinscounseling.com, if you would like to book a consultation sooner and get on the waitlist.
What can I expect from the consultation and first session? You can book a consultation through my website, calling and leaving me a message at (913) 890-3121 or emailing at Kira@Harkinscounseling.com. I return calls and emails within 24 hours. During our consultation, I will ask you what you are looking for in therapy. I may ask about your previous experiences with therapy and what you hope to get out of our work together. If it feels like a fit, we will discuss a collaborative treatment approach.
If we want to schedule a session, I will send you the confirmed appointment in an invite to the Simple Practice portal with some intake paperwork to get us started. Our first session will be getting to know one another, reviewing some of the intake paperwork and assessment of your needs.
Do you offer Clinical Supervision? I do provide individual clinical supervision for LMSWs in the state of Kansas. I charge $100 per hour of Clinical Supervision. Email me at Kira@Harkinscounseling.com or book a consultation.
EMDR Consultation for Certification
I am an EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT) and offer clinical supervision to therapists that are EMDRIA EMDR Trained and seeking EMDR Certification. I charge $40 per hour for clinical supervision and can provide up to 15 hours of the required 20 hours of Clinical Supervision. A minimum of 5 hours must be completed by a EMDRIA Consultant. Email me at Kira@Harkinscounseling.com or book a consultation. I have a passion for providing consultation for Perinatal cases, but all EMDR cases are welcome.