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PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS THAT SPECIALIZE IN CHILD COUNSELING IN SOLDOTNA, AK

It’s tough being a child in today’s modern world.  From jam-packed schedules and academic pressures to the instant gratification and stimulation of technology, it’s harder than ever for children to navigate the nuances of relationships and social interactions.

Learning to navigate emotions can be difficult for kids. At KPMH our counselors are experienced in working with kids to gain skills around emotional regulation and effective coping.  Counseling can help your child translate these skills into their everyday life, increasing their successes and overall functioning.

Our KPMH child counselor will work with you and your little one to address the various factors that may be contributing to your child’s difficulties.  From diet, nutrition, and issues with sleep, to the negative effects of too much screen time, our providers will work with you and your child to provide support in a wholistic and comprehensive way.

QUICK Child COUNSELING FACTS

Sessions are 50-60 minutes

Therapists that specialize in child counseling on staff

$180 per session

Accepted by most insurance providers

We do not accept medicaid at this time

To schedule: (206) 451-7271

NOT SURE IF COUNSELING IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD…?

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Does my child need counseling?

There are many ways your child might communicate they are in need of increased support. Some may engage in acting out behaviors, becoming increasingly defiant, disruptive, and disrespectful. Others, however, might withdraw, demonstrating isolative behaviors, a poor sense of self, tearfulness, etc. Our providers are experienced at exploring the underlying factors that may be contributing to your child’s difficulties, and identifying the root cause of their behavior, which can include, but is not limited to:

  • Too little movement and exercise

  • Difficulties with focus, attention, concentration, impulsivity

  • Trauma

  • Abuse

  • Exposure to domestic violence

  • Loss, grief

  • Divorce, separation, family transitions

However your child’s symptoms manifest and whatever their root cause, go with your gut. Remember, you know your kiddo best. If something seems off, and your attempts to support them don’t appear to hit the mark, it may be time to reach out for a little additional support. Our therapists are here to walk along side, offering unconditional positive regard, support, skill building and education to get your little one back on the right track.


What you can expect From CHILD Counseling

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Once you reach out, one of our KPMH Soldotna therapists will be in touch to talk about your particular circumstances, and what brings you into counseling at this time. Should you wish to move forward, an appointment will be set up to meet and talk in more detail, ensuring that the therapeutic relationship is a “good fit” for all parties involved. This initial session can vary depending on your wishes, and may include just the parent, the parent and child together, or the parent and provider for a portion of the session, and provider and child for a portion of the session.

While respecting the trust of your child, and the therapeutic limits of confidentiality, our providers make a habit of assisting with open communication between you and your child. There will always be a “check in” either prior to or following session, ensuring everyone on the treatment team is “on the same page.” During this time, your youth will be encouraged to share their experience of session, what they learned, what they’re taking away, or what their “homework” is.

Generally, therapy sessions with children occur one time weekly for 60 minutes. However, depending on the circumstances that bring your child into therapy and the interventions being used, it is at times helpful to flex this schedule according to your specific needs. These details will be discussed with you and your child throughout the process.


Our Specialized kids Counselors IN SOLDOTNA

Mary Kuepper professional child counselor

Mary Kuepper - Counselor, Owner of Kenai Peninsula Mental Health

Mary has over a decade of experience working in community based mental health. Though she has worked with people across the lifespan, she specializes in work with kids, teens and families. Mary is passionate about giving people the tools they need to not only function well, but to thrive in their everyday life. Learn more about Mary here.

Robyn Howlett professional counselor for kids

Robyn Howlett - Counselor

Robyn is passionate about coming along side and supporting people on their individual paths to health and wellness. Robyn loves getting outside of the ‘brick and mortar’ approach, and looks for opportunities to incorporate nature, movement, and play as aids in pursuing mental health. Find out more about Robyn.


billing, INsurance information, and Limitations

Insurance

  • KPMH is currently a preferred provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Any deductibles, co-pays or co-insurances are due in full at the time of service. If KPMH is not in network with your insurance carrier, as a courtesy, we will submit an out of network claim on your behalf. Any deductibles, co-pays or co- insurances are due in full at the time of service. Any cost of service not reimbursed by your insurance carrier will be your responsibility.

Secondary Insurance Coverage

  • At this time, KPMH does not bill secondary insurance directly. If you have secondary insurance coverage, we would be happy to provide you with a Superbill that will streamline the reimbursement process. You are welcome to handle that yourself, or, we recommend utilizing Better, an online tool for filing out of network claims and securing reimbursement for money paid out of pocket. You can find out more about this resource at https://www.getbetter.co/

Medicaid and Medicare

  • At this time, KPMH providers are unable to see any individuals who have Medicaid or Medicare coverage.

Cost

  • Cost of Individual and Family therapy sessions is $180 per hour.

  • Sessions last between 50- 60 minutes.

  • Cash, check or major credit cards are all accepted.


How do we move forward with counseling for my child?

Ready to get started? Call or email us today. Our contact info is at the bottom of this page.

Once you reach out, one of our Soldotna child therapist will contact you to gather information regarding your specific situation.  This process will help us better understand how to support you and your child and assist you in making changes towards your identified goals.

This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions, and ensure that we are the right fit for you and your little one. Here at KPMH, our providers believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in the process of creating change in kids. These initial conversations are important in assessing fit, as therapy is not “one size fits all.”

Additionally, KPMH uses Simple Practice, a medical record and portal system that will allow for confidential and HIPAA compliant messaging that ensures your privacy. You will be sent a portal link that directs you to online documentation to be completed prior to your initial session.

KPMH’s office is located on the second floor of the Blazy Mall, Suite 202. Feel free to arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled session to grab a cup of tea and relax before meeting with your provider. We look forward to meeting you, and are honored you have chosen us to do this work along side you.



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