Behaven Kids now offers comprehensive psychiatric services, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy provided by our board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Macy Kasperbauer. These services are currently available at our Elkhorn location.
At the first appointment, a complete psychiatric evaluation will be obtained, where an evaluation of the presenting problem will be assessed and treated. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will review all necessary treatment options to ensure the individual is receiving the best possible care and working towards their overall mental health goals. Treatment options may include:
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 is provided by our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at each appointment to make sure the individual is processing their feelings and emotions effectively and building the skills they need to work towards their overall mental health goals.
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 and more.
People who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or behavioral health issues, know that choosing the right medication and dose can be difficult. By offering GeneSight testing, Behaven Kids can tell our patients with scientific support which medications are likely to work best, and which they should avoid. The GeneSight test is precision medicine for mental health. It is a genetic test that helps eliminate the trial and error associated with choosing the right medication. It is the leading and most sophisticated mental health genetic test on the market.
Macy Kasperbauer, PMHNP – BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Elkhorn
Macy is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she provides psychiatric evaluations, mental health diagnoses, psychotherapy and medication management in an outpatient setting. Macy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nebraska Methodist College in December 2008 and worked for Behaven Kids as the Director of Nursing for several years prior to returning to school and furthering her education in psychiatry. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015 and worked at CHI Psychiatric Associates post-graduation, advancing her practice as the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner of a well-known child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is now utilizing her knowledge and skills at Behaven Kids, to offer outpatient treatment for those in need.
What Patients Are Saying
" We have been to many psychiatrists. Macy is by far the most caring and effective we have seen"
" Macy is no-nonsense, supportive, and such a positive influence. We highly recommend her."