BlueCross BlueShield Therapists in Wichita, KS

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Adult, Child & Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67212
ACFC is dedicated to promoting healing and wholeness in Wichita, KS and the surrounding area. Our team of outstanding clinicians and our amazing staff are actively engaged at ACFC for the purpose of helping you.
ACFC is dedicated to promoting healing and wholeness in Wichita, KS and the surrounding area. Our team of outstanding clinicians and our amazing staff are actively engaged at ACFC for the purpose of helping you.
(316) 816-1840 View (316) 816-1840
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Deborah Diane Ast
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67205
As a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, I walk with my clients as they discover new paths toward personal growth, in their relationships with others, and in discovering a new peace within their environment. Leaving the old path, that started the day we were born, can be difficult even when we know it's leading us in the wrong direction. Let me help you uncover the whys, discover the hows, work to prevent relapse, and encourage you in your new journey to emotional health.
As a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, I walk with my clients as they discover new paths toward personal growth, in their relationships with others, and in discovering a new peace within their environment. Leaving the old path, that started the day we were born, can be difficult even when we know it's leading us in the wrong direction. Let me help you uncover the whys, discover the hows, work to prevent relapse, and encourage you in your new journey to emotional health.
(316) 453-9865 View (316) 453-9865
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Molly Allen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203
You are seeking balance and harmony in your life. Sadness, isolation and despair - you don't need those. If you need an experienced psychologist who understands you and has compassion for your unique challenges, contact my office and we may be able to help you find what changes will give your life joy and meaning.
You are seeking balance and harmony in your life. Sadness, isolation and despair - you don't need those. If you need an experienced psychologist who understands you and has compassion for your unique challenges, contact my office and we may be able to help you find what changes will give your life joy and meaning.
(316) 541-1923 View (316) 541-1923
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Stacey Montoya
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67205
I work with children and teenagers. Before going into private practice, I worked in social services for nine years. I've also worked as a school counselor for the past twelve years. My approach is person centered, and I often use play therapy with younger clients. I am naturally empathetic, and I strive to treat all people with kindness, love and respect.
I work with children and teenagers. Before going into private practice, I worked in social services for nine years. I've also worked as a school counselor for the past twelve years. My approach is person centered, and I often use play therapy with younger clients. I am naturally empathetic, and I strive to treat all people with kindness, love and respect.
(316) 444-6883 View (316) 444-6883
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Heather Eckerman-Petricek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67212
Family Matters, Reconnecting Lives... Hi! I'd like to help you or your loved ones "reconnect" and lead happier, healthier lives.
Family Matters, Reconnecting Lives... Hi! I'd like to help you or your loved ones "reconnect" and lead happier, healthier lives.
(316) 313-4632 View (316) 313-4632
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Kitra Mwania
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67226
Not accepting new clients
I work with people of all ages who have experiences life changes, foster care in all capacities (working, foster parenting, foster child), individuals who want to work on themselves, and families that want to work on their relationships with each other.
I work with people of all ages who have experiences life changes, foster care in all capacities (working, foster parenting, foster child), individuals who want to work on themselves, and families that want to work on their relationships with each other.
(316) 669-5095 View (316) 669-5095
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Amanda Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67202
I believe there is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. I strive to come alongside and meet the needs of the individuals, couples, and families I see by providing a safe space where they can feel empowered to heal, develop, and grow what’s needed to overcome life’s many challenges.
I believe there is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. I strive to come alongside and meet the needs of the individuals, couples, and families I see by providing a safe space where they can feel empowered to heal, develop, and grow what’s needed to overcome life’s many challenges.
(316) 766-6634 View (316) 766-6634
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Amanda McCurdy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67205
Hope. Empathy. Compassion. These are words I have come to know and love, lifting me up and getting me through darker days. More importantly, they have helped me help others! Life is incredibly beautiful, breath-taking, and amazing; it is fun and exciting. But life can also be devastating, cruel, and messy. We experience illness, heartbreak, loss, and grief. But along with that comes life, joy, memories, learning, and blessings. Even being a kid can be tough! My mission as a counselor is to meet you (or your child) wherever you are in life, offer empathy, listen, show compassion, and ensure you never lose hope.
Hope. Empathy. Compassion. These are words I have come to know and love, lifting me up and getting me through darker days. More importantly, they have helped me help others! Life is incredibly beautiful, breath-taking, and amazing; it is fun and exciting. But life can also be devastating, cruel, and messy. We experience illness, heartbreak, loss, and grief. But along with that comes life, joy, memories, learning, and blessings. Even being a kid can be tough! My mission as a counselor is to meet you (or your child) wherever you are in life, offer empathy, listen, show compassion, and ensure you never lose hope.
(316) 600-7314 View (316) 600-7314
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Michele Meinhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67220
Welcome! I believe healing is possible and I take joy in helping others build hope and resilience. If you struggle with binge eating or other eating disorders, trauma or PTSD, shame and low self-esteem, negative body image, anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, or relationship issues, and are an adult (sorry, I do not work with folks 17 and under) we may be a good fit. I use a compassionate and matter-of-fact approach to encourage curiosity towards emotions and behaviors while seeking change. It takes great courage to seek support and I honor that in you.
Welcome! I believe healing is possible and I take joy in helping others build hope and resilience. If you struggle with binge eating or other eating disorders, trauma or PTSD, shame and low self-esteem, negative body image, anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, or relationship issues, and are an adult (sorry, I do not work with folks 17 and under) we may be a good fit. I use a compassionate and matter-of-fact approach to encourage curiosity towards emotions and behaviors while seeking change. It takes great courage to seek support and I honor that in you.
(316) 535-9601 View (316) 535-9601
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Bruce Nystrom
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67205
Stress affects us all in different ways. Short term counseling with cognitive behavior therapy can many times lead to a reduction in problems. I evaluate persons to better identify issues such as children with ADHD, autism, or intellectual disabilities or adults with PTSD and emotional trauma are a focus of evaluation and treatment. I evaluate persons prior to bariatric surgery, for pre-employment and return to work issues, and several court related or forensic issues. The saying 'if you don't test, it's just a guess' is a keystone of my practice.
Stress affects us all in different ways. Short term counseling with cognitive behavior therapy can many times lead to a reduction in problems. I evaluate persons to better identify issues such as children with ADHD, autism, or intellectual disabilities or adults with PTSD and emotional trauma are a focus of evaluation and treatment. I evaluate persons prior to bariatric surgery, for pre-employment and return to work issues, and several court related or forensic issues. The saying 'if you don't test, it's just a guess' is a keystone of my practice.
(316) 530-1506 View (316) 530-1506
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Josh Gilbertson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203
Waitlist for new clients
When human beings experience severe life stressors or trauma, it’s common for their lives to unravel which often changes the way they view themselves, others, and the world. My passion is to work closely with people to bring them healing and facilitate learning new ways to relate to their emotional pain. I aim to help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, whole, confident, and safe.
When human beings experience severe life stressors or trauma, it’s common for their lives to unravel which often changes the way they view themselves, others, and the world. My passion is to work closely with people to bring them healing and facilitate learning new ways to relate to their emotional pain. I aim to help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, whole, confident, and safe.
(316) 333-6803 View (316) 333-6803
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Germaine Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BSP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67206
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, trained in Brainspotting with a Clinical Trauma Professional certificate. I have a specialized focus on pediatric behavioral disorders. My professional affiliations include membership in both the National Association of Social Workers and its Kansas Chapter. I have a profound commitment to assisting clients across the lifespan. My practice is dedicated to embracing and supporting a diverse clientele, inclusive of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, age groups, and cultural backgrounds.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, trained in Brainspotting with a Clinical Trauma Professional certificate. I have a specialized focus on pediatric behavioral disorders. My professional affiliations include membership in both the National Association of Social Workers and its Kansas Chapter. I have a profound commitment to assisting clients across the lifespan. My practice is dedicated to embracing and supporting a diverse clientele, inclusive of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, age groups, and cultural backgrounds.
(316) 799-0206 View (316) 799-0206
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Sylvia K Schmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 28 years of experience working with children, adults and families to enhance relationships and personal well-being. I enjoy working with youth and adults and use a client-centered approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues. I also like to work with parents who may be struggling with their children's behavior. The relationships we have with our own parents whether we are adults or kids has a great impact on how we see and interact with the world; understanding these relationships can go a long way in understanding ourselves.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 28 years of experience working with children, adults and families to enhance relationships and personal well-being. I enjoy working with youth and adults and use a client-centered approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues. I also like to work with parents who may be struggling with their children's behavior. The relationships we have with our own parents whether we are adults or kids has a great impact on how we see and interact with the world; understanding these relationships can go a long way in understanding ourselves.
(316) 669-5835 View (316) 669-5835
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Lisa M Bellecci-St.romain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, MA-PT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67220
Not accepting new clients
So many stressors coming at us! I help my patients feel better, less confused, more settled within themselves. To do this, I combine psychology, clinical social work, and Christian spirituality to help people feel better. At this time, my private practice is full, but I have space in groups: Understanding Hoarding begins Jan 30, 2024.
So many stressors coming at us! I help my patients feel better, less confused, more settled within themselves. To do this, I combine psychology, clinical social work, and Christian spirituality to help people feel better. At this time, my private practice is full, but I have space in groups: Understanding Hoarding begins Jan 30, 2024.
(316) 613-0406 View (316) 613-0406
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Kathy Newby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67202
I provide psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families to address issues related to marriage, relationships with others, parenting, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, isolation, stress, and personal/spiritual growth. Taking a collaborative goal oriented approach, I walk alongside each individual, couple and family in the process of finding healing from the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future.
I provide psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families to address issues related to marriage, relationships with others, parenting, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, isolation, stress, and personal/spiritual growth. Taking a collaborative goal oriented approach, I walk alongside each individual, couple and family in the process of finding healing from the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future.
(316) 712-6599 View (316) 712-6599
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Baillie Buche
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203
I believe everyone deserves a safe, supportive space to explore their journey. I offer a welcoming and affirming environment for all clients, with a particular focus on the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities.
I believe everyone deserves a safe, supportive space to explore their journey. I offer a welcoming and affirming environment for all clients, with a particular focus on the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities.
(316) 799-3317 View (316) 799-3317
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Tara Lancelot
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67205
Waitlist for new clients
Tara works as a therapist to service individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. She earned her Master’s degree from Friends University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She began her career working at South Central Mental Health in Andover, KS, before transitioning into private practice in 2013.
Tara works as a therapist to service individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. She earned her Master’s degree from Friends University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She began her career working at South Central Mental Health in Andover, KS, before transitioning into private practice in 2013.
(316) 745-2430 View (316) 745-2430
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Nancy Noel Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67203
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I see clients from age 12 - 95. I have many years of experience in specializing with adolescents and families as well as with those people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder or symptoms like that disorder including chronic suicidality and/or self-harm. Other issues that I frequently address include Dissociative Disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and chronic medical conditions.
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I see clients from age 12 - 95. I have many years of experience in specializing with adolescents and families as well as with those people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder or symptoms like that disorder including chronic suicidality and/or self-harm. Other issues that I frequently address include Dissociative Disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and chronic medical conditions.
(316) 854-2140 View (316) 854-2140
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Paulina Thanasith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67206
If there was ever a time when you have felt alone, lost, and confused with how you’re wanting to find help and find a therapist. You’re in the right place, whether it would be starting therapy with me or giving me the opportunity to help you find a therapist — I would want what is best for you. To find someone to walk with you on your journey, be the person to challenge you and to comfort you when needed and to be the person to help you reach your goals. The feeling of starting is always scary but, it’s something we can start together.
If there was ever a time when you have felt alone, lost, and confused with how you’re wanting to find help and find a therapist. You’re in the right place, whether it would be starting therapy with me or giving me the opportunity to help you find a therapist — I would want what is best for you. To find someone to walk with you on your journey, be the person to challenge you and to comfort you when needed and to be the person to help you reach your goals. The feeling of starting is always scary but, it’s something we can start together.
(316) 999-3873 View (316) 999-3873
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Noelle Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67212
I believe so many of us experience times in our lives when we need extra help adjusting to life transitions, facing new challenges or healing hurts from the past. I really enjoy working with both teens and adults. I have extensive experience in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy relationships, marital problems, behavior issues, family conflict and more.
I believe so many of us experience times in our lives when we need extra help adjusting to life transitions, facing new challenges or healing hurts from the past. I really enjoy working with both teens and adults. I have extensive experience in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy relationships, marital problems, behavior issues, family conflict and more.
(316) 746-4263 View (316) 746-4263
BlueCross BlueShield Therapists

Does insurance cover therapy, prescriptions and other behavioral health services?

In general, yes. Laws in the U.S. require insurers to cover essential behavioral health care at the same level as other health care services. Most health plans require a medical diagnosis and treatments that are evidence based and medically essential. This means that life coaching and alternative therapies are not covered, nor is therapy without a diagnosis. Call the number on the back or your insurance card or visit your insurance company's website to review your Summary of Benefits. If you have insurance through your employer, your Human Resources department may also be able to answer questions.

How much does therapy cost with insurance?

The cost of therapy depends on your region, how much training and experience your therapist has, and the type of treatment. The rate for talk therapy generally falls between $100 and $250. For a client seeing an in-network provider, the cost of therapy is often similar to the cost of other health care services. Clients pay co-pays and may need to satisfy a plan’s deductible before benefits kick in.

What is the difference between In-Network and Out-of-Network insurance coverage?

An in-network provider has contracted with an insurer to get paid directly for services, and to accept the insurer’s rate of compensation. Clients are responsible for deductibles and copays. If a therapist is out of network, that means that the client pays the therapist directly for services at the therapist’s regular fee. Out-of-Network providers often give clients a receipt so that they can file for partial reimbursement with their insurance company.

Is it difficult to find an In-Network therapist?

It is not unusual for therapists to limit the number of insurance patients in their practice, so it’s important to check in-network availability when you schedule your first appointment. In regions and times where therapy is in high demand it may take longer to get scheduled with an in-network therapist.

What is the difference between HMO and PPO insurance plans?

HMO health plans only cover in-network services, there is no reimbursement for out-of-network providers. PPO plans often cover both in- and out-of-network services, though the client may pay more for out-of-network services.

What is a Superbill?

A superbill is a receipt for therapy services. It provides all the information required by insurance companies to reimburse you for out-of-network services, including the diagnostic codes for your care, the amount paid, and the dates and duration of care.

Does insurance cover Online therapy?

Many therapists who shifted their practice to online therapy during the pandemic have kept that arrangement. And most insurers continue to cover telehealth services, with a few exceptions. Preventive care (such as an annual depression screening) is often required to be in-person to be covered, and some states require prescribers of controlled substances to see those patients in person.

Does insurance cover Group therapy?

Many insurance plans provide coverage for group therapy provided there is a medical diagnosis for group members, but there are some noteworthy exceptions. For example, Medicare does not always cover group therapy. Group therapy tends to cost less than individual therapy.

Does insurance cover Couples therapy?

Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of couples therapy because there is no medical diagnosis or medically necessary treatment. However, a few plans will offer a limited benefit, so it is still worth checking with your insurance company. Sometimes therapy is covered for a couple when one person has a diagnosis and another family member joins them for joint therapy, but it is considered therapy for the medical condition that includes a family member as a listener or helper, not couples counseling. Without insurance, most clients pay between $100-300 per 60-90 min session for couples therapy. Often clients can find classes or workshops that make it more affordable to work on their relationship. And some employers offer benefit plans that help defray the cost of couples therapy.

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