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Intake and Consent Forms

Below you will find a link to the intake form you'll need to complete before scheduling your first session. Please follow the instructions carefully and print or save a copy of the document before you submit it.

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Below is our HIPAA privacy policy. Please download, print, and read it.

HIPAA Privacy

Below is a release of information form that you should fill out if you want us to communicate with other agencies,

Release of Info

Below is a link to the $29 Gottman Relationship Checkup we are now using with relationship therapy.

Relationship Checkup

Fees and Insurance

Most psychotherapy services in Kansas are covered by health insurance or count toward deductible...

Family Psychological Services directly bills most insurance plans. Other plans allow out-of-network benefits. Please contact your health insurance providers to find out the details of your coverage. Copay, deductible, coinsurance, and any other services not covered by your insurance must be paid at time of service or set up on a monthly payment plan, as described below. Due to restrictive Medicare billing policies and auditing procedures, we only serve Medicare patients within scope of practice on an "opt-out" cash-only basis

Why you might want to opt out of using your health insurance for psychotherapy services...

Historically in Kansas, insurance carriers were regulated closely by a powerful insurance commissioner who took seriously consumer protection. As the political winds have shifted, consumers must take a closer look at their insurance benefits, particularly when using insurance in the highly sensitive area of psychotherapy and psychoharmacology. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the largest insurance carrier in Kansas regularly accesses mental health records via it's subcorporation New Directions in order to conduct utilization review and determine “medical necessity” for treatment.

We strongly urge you to click below to learn more about insurance and the fee structure at FPS.

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Since beginning practice in 1992, Dr. Wes has specialized in adolescent psychology, working successfully with hundreds clients on issues ranging from foster care out-placement to academic problems to sexual identity. He coauthored the Double Take column for parents and teens from 2004 to 2016 and has logged thousands of hours working with a wide range of adolescents and their families. In expanding his practice to include associates, Dr. Wes seeks out professionals with training and experience in work with teens and then oversees their practice through weekly consultation and education.

Dating and Sexuality

Nurturing Healthy Teen Sexual Development Within a Highly Sexualized Culture...

Dr. Wes holds Health Certificates in Sex Therapy and Sex Education from The University Of Michigan. He and our staff work extensively with teens of all sexual and gender identities on relationship building, healthy sexual expression, and ethical decision making. We also assist in sexual abuse recovery, helping alleviate harmful effects and clear the barriers to healthy relationships.

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School Problems

Trained and Experienced to Help Teens Improve School Performance...

We work not only with individual teens and their families. but also provide expert opinion and report writing to schools on Individual Education Plans (IEP), 504, and informal student improvement plans, and have worked to develop accommodations for elementary, middle, high school, and college students with learning disabilities. We are especially adept at working with teens who have ADHD from a broad systemic perspective.

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Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Eating Disorders, and More

There's No Reason for Teens to Suffer in Silence...

Family Psychological Services treats ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other psychological conditions common among teens using a psychobiological perspective. Dr. Wes wrote the popular self-help book I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with ADD & ADHD. In addition to a broad array of psychotherapy techniques offered by each of our providers, Kelsey Daugherty APRN can prescribe a full range of psychopharmaceuticals.

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College, Trade School, and Career

Today's Young Adults Are Jockying for Position in a Complex Job Market...

Our staff offers guidance and support services to young adults on a full range of post-high school career paths, not just the traditional four-year college degree. We can help young people find a course in life, select the best-fit college, develop independent living plans, and recommend disability accomodations with colleges and trade schools.

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Relationships and Sexuality

Young Adulthood is Greatly Enhanced by Well-matched, Harmonious Relationships

Dr. Wes is a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT) and holds Health Certificates in Sex Therapy and Sex Education from The University Of Michigan. He and our staff work with young adults of all sexual and gender identities both single and coupled. We provide confidential, developmentally-informed consultation on dating, sexuality, and couple-building with an eye toward ethical decision-making, balance, and self-awareness within today's highly sexualized culture. We also assist in recovery from sexual assault and mistreatment.

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Leaving Home

Many Young Adults Face Challenges in Transitioning Toward Independence...

Some young adults are a bit too eager to get out on their own, yearning for freedom without the foundation of independence. Others never seem to want to leave. Our staff can help young adults and parents work together to form a solid strategy for independence, even when that hasn't worked out in the past. It's not always easy, but it's a critical party of life's game plan.

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Behavioral Difficulties

Helping Families Understand and Modify Behavior in Children Ages 3 to 12...

Parenting a child with behavioral or psychological problems can be frustrating. Adrian Zelvy and Alisha Saucedo have broad knowledge and experience working with families to treat childhood disorders, to reduce intensity and frequency of conflict, and to curb distressing behaviors. Using evidence-based techniques and a mix of individual, play, and family therapy, our staff returns behavior management to parents, enhancing parenting effectiveness to improve child and family functioning.

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School and Academic Problems

Elementary and Middle School Children May Struggle Academically or Socially...

Adrian Zelvy and Alisha Saucedo work with families to improve school performance in children. We offer assessment for childhood Attention Deficit Disorder (hyperactive and inattentive) through interview and testing, and can refer in-house to Kelsey Daughterty, APRN for medication management. They provide expert opinion and report writing on Individual Education Plans (IEP), and 504s and work todevelop accommodations with area schools.

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Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and More

Children Are Not Immune From Mental Health Concerns...

We sometimes forget that elementary and middle school children are susceptible to psychological issues, particularly in times of stress or if a family member also has a mental health diagnosis. It takes extra training and experience to work with younger children. Adrian Zelvy and Alisha Saucedo have the credentials to help families and children cope with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behavior, and other concerns.

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Family Psychological Services now offers psychotherapy services to adult clients. However, we do not provide any dehospitalization services for adults and cannot provide crisis intervention during acute psychiatric incidents. We do not provide private or public disability assessment or referral for adults. Family PsycAt our first session, we'll determine if you're within our scope of practice. If we decide that you're not, we'll help you find a referral, and we won't charge you for the session. Here are some of our specialty areas for adults.

Relationships, Marriage, and Sexuality

You Don't Have to Settle for a "Good Enough" Relationship...

Dr. Wes is a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT) and holds Health Certificates in Sex Therapy and Sex Education from The University Of Michigan. Alyssa Sauceo is presently taking advanced training in sex therapy. Our staff work with relationships at ever stage of evolution, from dating through marriage. We provide confidential, state-of-the-art consultation for straight clients, as well as those who identify GBLT or are questioning their sexual or gender identity. We also assist in recovery from sexual assault and mistreatment. Couples wait an average of six years too long to seek help. Don't wait another day. Click here to learn more about insurance reimbursement for relationship and sex therapy.

Sustance Use Complications and Behavioral Addiction

Many Mental Health Concerns Come Packaged with Substance Use and Abuse...

Annas Boyer, LSCSW LCAC Annas sees clients for a variety of mental health concerns including those with a substance use component. She also works with adults experiencing problematic sexual behavior, excessive gaming and online play, and other compulsive behavior disorders, as well as families and couples who have experienced the impact of substance abuse and addiction.

Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Eating Disorders and More

Each Family Member's Psychological Health Impacts the Others...

Family Psychological Services understands that no one is really an individual outside their larger social context. Families are interconnected in a way unlike any other social entity. When one or more members are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders or ADHD, the entire family experiences it, too. Our staff work with adults individually and with their relationship partners by harnassing the natural synergy of couples and families to both support recovery and help other members cope more effectively.

Not all relationships turn out as planned. Our staff have extensive training and experience in divorce planning, recovery, and custody, along with a network of attorneys and mediators who can assist couples in creating the most successful arrangement possible. Dr. Wes often speaks to groups of family attorneys and mediators. Our entire staff is especially adept at working with teens and children to help them convey their needs and wishes to parents and the court in a way that creates the least untoward situations possible for children.

Our staff adhere to guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP), and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in providing services with clients going through divorce.

Divorce Planning and Recovery

Any Marriage Can Come to a Successful Conclusion...

Many couples come to therapy on the fence about divorce vs reconciliation. Our staff can help you weigh the pros and cons of continuing the marriage. If divorce is found to be the right option, our staff can help parties reach optimal parenting plans, best-practices coparenting, benevolent disengagement, and preparation for mediation. We can also help with divorce recovery and reentry into the dating pool.

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Helping Children Cope

Childproof Your Divorce...

Many parties rightly worry about the impact divorce will have on children and teens. But the research suggests that a well-executed, low-conflict divorce is generally superior to a hostile, loveless marriage. The trick is getting from a broken marriage to a divorce your children can trust and respect. If you're willing to do the hard work, our staff can guide divorced or divorcing parents toward a higher ground in the best interests of their children.

Divorce doesn’t have to be a conflict between two factions that the child can never win and children don't have to be deeply afflicted by the dissolution of a marriage. Learn how to bring to the table the best of what each parent has to offer.

Children's Bill of Rights*

Children going through a divorce and custody process have the right to:

• Love and be loved by both of your parents without feeling guilt or disapproval.
• Not be forced to choose one parent over the other.
• Age appropriate answers to questions about the changing family relationships, without placing blame on either parent.
• Experience regular, consistent, and flexible shared parenting time with both parents without interference.
• Not be put in the middle of parental battles or used as messengers.
• Know that their parents decision to divorce is not their fault.
• Have asecure relationship, express love and affection for, and receive love and affection from both parents.
• Be protected from hearing degrading or negative comments about either parent.

*The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

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Co-Parenting Consultation and Custody Evaluation

Co-parenting Consultation: Changing Chidren's Experience of Divorce, Two Parents at a Time...

Parents who are separated or divorced, or who are in the process of splitting up, may benefit from co-parent consultations. Specific treatment goals vary according to individual needs but generally focus on reaching agreements on parenting time and child managemment, joint decision-making, communication, and any other issues that create stress and conflict.

Do you find yourself or your co-parent:

• Using the legal system to fight with or degrade one another.
• Making children messengers or asking them to spy on the other parent.
• Placing children in the middle of adult conflict.
• Observing your children trying to intervene in parent disputes, or in some cases, make those disputes worse.
• Failing to manage depression or anxiety or express emotional reactivity to your children.
• Relying on children for emotional support or major responsibilities during the divorce process

Co-parenting consultation may help parents resolve some of their anger or grief related to the ending of the relationship allowing both to focus more fully on parenting without the intrusion of “unfinished business” from the past.Most of our staff accept co-parenting cases, depending on the age of the child and the specific need. However, Adrian Zelvy, LCPC is coordinating the program and engaging most of our new referrals. Mr. Zelvy has extensive experience working with divorced families and is currently training in parent coordination in divorce. Additionally, Wes Crenshaw, PHD ABPP owns Family Psychological Services and has received numerous hours of continuing education in forensic psychology, divorce, and custody. He consults regularly with Mr. Zelvy.

Health insurance and KanCare (Medicaid) rarely pay for any aspect of co-parenting therapy. Exceptions may include cases in which a child (a) has an existing mental health diagnosis, and (b) co-parenting therapy can be shown to be medically necessary to address that need, and (c) the carrier will reimburse a 90846 code, (psychotherapy without client present) as part of treatment. Costs for co parenting therapy run $120 per hour and $150 for ninety minutes with costs shared between the parties as apportioned by the court.

We recognize that other providers and practices take a different view and may attempt to bill co-parenting services to insurance. Unless the above criteria are met, those claims are subject to recoupment under “waste, fraud, and abuse” clauses. Adrian Zelvy and Carrie Poe can review cases to make a final determination about potential insurance reimbursement, but parties should not expect insurance to cover this service. On the rare occasions when insurance will reimburse, parties should expect to cover a number of costs for consultation outside of reimbursable expenses including reports, email, testimony, consultation with attorneys, etc.

Custody Evaluation and Forensic Testimony. Dr. Wes Crenshaw occasionally provides custody evaluations for area courts, but limits his practice in this area to a very small number of cases per year. Wholly separate from this, Dr. Crenshaw occasionally provides expert testimony for existing cases in which an evaluation or court decision is being reviewed. All forensic services draw on Dr. Crenshaw's 25 years of practice as a Family Psychologist and adheres to APA Guidelines; ABFP Forensic Training; Adherence to AFCC Guidelines; and Kansas Statute. Dr. Crenshaw meets with all attorneys and GALs in a before deciding to take a case. Dr. Crenshaw will never under any circumstances take a unilateral (one party) evaluation case and advises courts against ordering them.

A custody evaluation order must be signed by the judge before the evaluation begins. The order must name Wesley Crenshaw, PhD as the court's expert and order the parties to participate and to release any and all collateral witnesses from confidentiality. The order should describe how the costs are to be split (e.g., 60/40; 50/50). Once appointed, Dr. Crenshaw will never serve as an expert for one side or the other, nor provide any other service to the parties (therapy, case management, etc.). At the judge's request, Dr. Crenshaw may agree to re-examine the case at some point later on to answer specific referral questions that may require time and experience to fully apprehend.

Custody evaluations are expensive and the initial deposit may not cover all fees. Costs for custody evaluations have ranged over the past five years from $5,500 to $20,000 depending upon complexity.

Witness Fees. Fees for any staff person at Family Psychological Services to testify in any forensic case must be paid prior to the court hearing to which he or she is called. In a custody evaluation, purchasing witness time does not imply that Dr. Crenshaw will be testifying for the person who calls him. Dr. Crenshaw remains the court's expert regardless of who pays the witness fees.

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