The Center for Counseling and Consultation provides professional, licensed mental health services to the Great Bend, Larned, Lyons, St. John, and Central Kansas area. We develop caring, effective relationships with every client to ensure a healthy positive outlook to your situation.
Community Mental Health Services
We offer open access to services which means that you can simply walk in when you are ready to start services. Please bring your insurance information and proof of income (paycheck stub/tax return) to receive the best payment option. You will fill out brief, initial paperwork, see the billing specialist, and then complete an intake assessment with a therapist. This first appointment will help to determine the need for treatment and to help set goals for treatment with the client and family.
INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, COUPLES, GROUP THERAPY
Therapy services are provided by our qualified mental health professionals who are licensed by the State of Kansas to provide mental health services to adults, adolescents, and children. We offer client-centered services for individual, family, couples, and group counseling and offer treatment for such things as depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, relationship issues, stress or trauma, school or work problems, divorce, abuse and domestic violence, pain management or other issues.
Our therapists work with you on needed skills that will help you regain your health and wellness and get back to your day to day life as quickly as possible. Some of the therapy modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other trauma-informed and solution-focused therapies. We also offer pain management, help with emotional support animals, and therapeutic gardening.
Oftentimes, the combination of therapy and medication will produce the best outcome for treatment of a mental health disorder. Our medication team consists of a psychiatrist and APRN level staff who offer medication assessment to determine the best course of treatment and ongoing medication services.
EMERGENCY CRISIS SERVICES
We provide emergency services 24 hours a day, primarily when there is a need to screen for a possible psychiatric hospitalization. A crisis therapist will respond in a timely manner to all who contact The Center for Counseling for a crisis assessment, seek the least restrictive environment needed for safety of the person in crisis, and offer crisis intervention and follow up services when appropriate.
If you need help for a mental health emergency:
Call The Center for Counseling during business hours: 620-792-2544; 1-800-875-2544
Call 911 or go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital after business hours.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text Suicide Hotline: 741741
SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES
Our substance use counselors offer outpatient individual and group counseling and substance abuse evaluations for adolescents and adults. With a non-judgmental and non-confrontational approach, counselors seek to increase the client’s awareness of potential problems, consequences, and risks faced as a result of the substance use.
Substance abuse evaluations can be completed for DUI, SB123, court-ordered, or for anyone seeking help with a substance use problem. All of our counselors offer co-occurring treatment for both substance use and mental health. They are also trained in smoking cessation treatment.
Group counseling is scheduled in Great Bend: Tuesday 6:15 pm & Thursday 11:00 am and in Larned: Tuesday 7:30 pm & Friday 9:00 am.
CHILDREN COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES
Community Based Services (CBS) at The Center include an array of services designed to meet the needs of children ages 3-18 diagnosed with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The services provided include case management, attendant care and psychosocial groups. CBS uses a strengths based approach in working with children and families to identify needs and develop goals to improve behavioral challenges. Services are provided in the home.
Additional services are offered through the Home and Community Based SED Waiver. This Medicaid program is available to children who have greater needs and are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. To qualify, children must meet clinical and financial eligibility standards established by the state. Those who are determined to be eligible, may receive parent support, wraparound facilitation, attendant care, independent living skill building, and respite care services in addition to CBS services.
CBS operates on the belief that children are successful when they have the services and supports they need to address their behavioral health challenges.
ADULT COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Case Managers help adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses learn to live successfully in the community and avoid admission or readmission to a state hospital. Services include Case Management, Psychosocial Groups, Attendant Care, and Peer Support Services.
The Center offers various evaluations that include Psychological & IQ evaluations, Substance Use Evaluations, Pre-Admission Screening & Resident Review (PASRR) to determine need for mental health nursing facility admission, competency to stand trial evaluations for the court, and Department of Transportation (DOT) evaluations.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Mental Health is part of every strong community. The Center for Counseling & Consultation develops partnerships with local schools and colleges, hospitals, health departments, social service agencies, nursing homes, the legal system and law enforcement, the state hospital, legislators, and the business community to increase awareness and decrease stigma of mental health access.
Mon: 8:00 am – 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Crisis on-call 24/7 – (620)792-2544