Quality Competent Care:
Epic Counseling Group is a team of Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers who provide psychological and counseling services with a focus and emphasis on Christian considerations. Epic Counseling Group has been a full-time mental health private practice for over 30 years and has over 100 years of combined experience. Our therapists tailor each session to maximize the client's healing process. As professionals, we firmly believe that choosing the correct therapist is a very personal and important decision. We encourage you to ask questions and express your concerns and goals with the therapist before you make your final decision. We would be more than happy to speak with you and help you figure out if one of our therapists would be a good match for your needs.
Our standard counseling fee is $130.00 per session. This fee is average for our location. We accept insurance payments from many companies. We also offer a fee reduction based on an income sliding scale. To see if you qualify for a fee reduction please call us at 816-622-3171.
- Yes, you can find cheaper counseling if finances are an issue. Just keep in mind that counseling is a big part of your life and you want to choose the best therapist you can afford.
Fees for Services:
As a private professional business, we rely on fees for our services. Fees are covered by insurance, co-pays, and fee-for-service payments. Payments are expected at the time of your appointment. Methods of payment include cash, check and all major credit cards. As a part of our services, we will verify your insurance benefits and file claims on your behalf.
Unlike most private counseling practices, we will bill insurance for you! This will save you hours of free time and tons of frustration. As a courtesy to our clients and potential clients, our support staff will call to verify your insurance benefits. Please keep in mind that we are not responsible if we are misquoted benefits or you plan does not pay as we were instructed. We are In-Network with Tricare and Medicare.
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Individual therapy consists of a face-to-face session between a trained mental health therapist and a client. The therapist will examine thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the relationships and patterns between them. The therapist and client will work together on achieving goals that were set in place during the initial evaluation. These goals will help the client cope with problems in their life. Therapy may address forms of mental illness, or everyday problems in managing or maintaining interpersonal relationships or meeting personal goals. Sessions typically occur weekly at the start of therapy and as problems decrease, sessions may go to bi-weekly or monthly until sessions are no longer needed.
Family therapy works with families that are needing change, development, encouragement, or resolution and will help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. The need for family therapy may be incident-specific (death, divorce, addiction, etc) or it can help the family simply learn how to communicate with each other better. Family therapy emphasizes relationships as an important factor in psychological health. The "family" is defined in terms of strongly supportive, long-term roles and relationships between people who may or may not be related by blood or marriage. The goal of the family therapist is to influence conversations in a way that catalyzes the strength, wisdom, and support of the family system. Most family issues, whether large or small, can be resolved if the family members all work together.
Group therapy consists of multiple individuals who meet face-to-face with a trained group therapist. A group session normally lasts 45 - 90 minutes. Groups are made up of people that share similar problems, backgrounds or interests. These sessions are geared towards every individual in the group working with the therapist and together to help each other process through their issues. Clients use feedback, problem solving and role play to gain insights into themselves. Feedback includes expressing your own feelings about what someone says or does. Interaction between group members is highly encouraged and provides each person with an opportunity to try out new ways of behaving. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk personally and honestly. The psychological safety of the group will allow the expression of feelings which are often difficult to express outside of the group. It is important to keep in mind that you are the one who determines how much you disclose in the group. You will not be forced to tell your innermost thoughts and secrets. Group therapy includes the expectation of confidentiality, and any breaches to confidentiality will be grounds for removal from the group. There are groups for adults and children with ADHD, depression, anger issues, eating disorders, addictions, etc.
Couples therapy helps couples understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples therapy gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way. Couples therapy can be short term or long term depending if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. Illness, infidelity, sex, anger, pornography, money, and communication problems all can contribute to distress in relationships. Couples therapy can help resolve conflicts and heal wounds. We understand that relationships are a lot of hard work, but it is possible for your relationship to move from angry conflict to acceptance as you build towards a new level of intimacy and closeness.
Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 - 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children's experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. Play therapy is a form of counseling that uses play to communicate with and help children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This is thought to help them towards better social integration, growth and development. Play therapy can also be used as a tool for diagnosis. A play therapist observes a child playing with toys to determine the cause of the disturbed behavior. The objects and patterns of play, as well as the willingness to interact with the therapist, can be used to understand the underlying behavior.
Biofeedback is a technique that teaches you how to control body functions to balance your nervous system resulting in improved health. With biofeedback, you are connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information (feedback) about your body (bio) which you are normally unaware of. This feedback helps you focus on making subtle changes in your body functions. With training, you can bring these functions under voluntary control. Training techniques may include controlled breathing, meditation, muscle relaxation, hand warming, and more. Determining the methods that are right for you depends on your health problems and goals. The therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan that may include all or any one of the following modalities:
- Breathing. (PNG) A belt is placed around your abdomen to monitor your breathing.
- Heart rate. An earlobe sensor measures your heart rate and heart rate variability.
- Muscle. (EMG) Sensor stickers are placed on your skin over your skeletal muscles to measure muscle activity.
- Sweat glands. (EDR) Sensor stickers are placed on your skin to measure the activity of your endocrine system.
- Temperature. A sensor is attached to a finger to measure your hand’s skin temperature which is an indication of the blood flow in your hand.
Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship, giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. Premarital counseling can also help you identify and work to amend weaknesses that could become bigger problems during marriage. Marriage is a union of two individuals who have come together from different families, each with a different set of expectations concerning marriage. Because of this, each has a predetermined idea about how conflict should be handled, the value of money management, religion, having children, and what it means to love someone. Our premarital counseling is a series of typically 5 sessions that helps each couple prepare for a rich, enduring marriage.
A good life coach will assess and build on your strengths and gifts to help you move forward at a realistic pace to meet your life goals. A life coach will not focus on past life issues but will focus on the present and future. There are professional life coaching education programs through numerous Universities who train individual life coaches in multiple fields of service. There are also several national life coaching credentialing associations. Many life coaches work in a specific field of service based on past experiences.