For Parents

When To Seek Help

PARENT GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION

  • Are you struggling with an angry, disrespectful, disruptive or apathetic child?
  • Is your child having difficulty sleeping, sleeping too often or losing pleasure in things they previously enjoyed?
  • Is your child unfocused, impulsive or always on the go?
  • Are you receiving phone calls from school to discuss your child’s academic performance or behaviors?
  • Is your child demonstrating unsafe behaviors, such as experimenting with drugs or alcohol or engaging in self-injurious behavior?
  • Is there tension at home that results in arguing, aggression or ongoing conflict?

Behaven Kids offers a multitude of services that will find the best possible solution for your family.

Outpatient Therapy Services                 

Our outpatient therapy services provide practical solutions for the most challenging problems faced by parents today. 

At Behaven Kids, we use evidence-based practice and a variety of therapeutic models to meet the needs of each individual session.  Therapy Services are available for caretakers, parents, children, adolescents, adults and families and may include:

  • CBT - Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • CPP - Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • PCIT - Parent Child Interactive Therapy
  • IPT – Interpersonal Therapy
  • DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • TF-CBT - Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Our Licensed Mental Health Practitioners obtain experience, training and knowledge in Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, and Group Psychoeducation.

Psychiatric Services

Behaven Kids also offers comprehensive psychiatric services; including psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy provided by our board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Macy Kasperbauer.

At the first appointment, a complete psychiatric evaluation will be obtained and an evaluation of the presenting problem will be assessed and treated accordingly.  Treatment options may include:

Medication Management

Implementing psychiatric medication may benefit certain individuals by alleviating physiological and psychological symptoms that are interfering with day to day functioning. All medications are prescribed by our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and will be prescribed electronically for the convenience of each family.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is provided by our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at each appointment to ensure the patient is working towards their overall mental health goals.

Coordination of Care

Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner provides a comprehensive approach and will coordinate with any outside referral sources and/or other treatment providers, as requested by the caretaker, to ensure overall progress of the individual is maintained and to ensure clinical recommendations are implemented outside of regularly scheduled appointments. Outside referral sources may include, but are not limited to:  schools, therapists, primary care physicians, hospitals, case workers, daycares, etc.

GeneSight Testing

When a person is experiencing mental health symptoms, they want the best possible solutions and alleviation of symptoms. Unfortunately, optimal benefits of psychiatric medication can be a lengthy process and often requires several attempts at finding the right dose and right medication for each person. To help eliminate the trial and error process, Macy Kasperbauer, PMHNP-BC offers Genesight testing to aid in appropriate medication options for each individual patient. Genesight testing is precision medicine for mental health diagnoses as it assesses specific genetic markers and helps determine which medications are genetically compatible to the patient. It is the leading and most sophisticated psychiatric testing on the market, that is designed for patient ease, patient satisfaction and successful patient outcomes.

 

If you would like further information on Genesight testing, therapy services or psychiatric services, please click on the designated tab in the menu above and/or schedule your psychiatric evaluation today.