Therapy Services for Overland Park & Kansas City

Welcome to Gaughan Psychological Services

If you’re looking for a therapist who can partner with you to develop the skills to start feeling better now and see real, long-term improvement in your sense of joy in everyday life – you’ve come to the right place. I’m Dr. Eric Gaughan, and I use my training and years of experience to offer effective, goal-oriented psychotherapy solutions. You can keep reading to learn a little more about therapy services for Overland Park and Kansas City residents on this page.

Is Therapy with Dr. Gaughan Right for You?

I take a unique approach to therapy that focuses on solving problems by developing the skills to lead a more fulfilling life. If you’re ready to invest in yourself, therapy sessions with me may benefit you.

Psychotherapy

When we partner for psychotherapy sessions, I bring advanced knowledge of how you process problems to help you develop the skills to live a healthier and more fulfilling life

Online Counseling (Teletherapy)

If you can’t fit regular trips to my Overland Park office into your busy schedule, you live in a rural Kansas or Missouri community, or you simply prefer the comfort of therapy sessions in your own home, online counseling may be for you.

Therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety can rob you of the ability to feel satisfied in life. Therapy gives you the opportunity to experience what you’re capable of without anxiety limiting you.

Therapy for Depression

Long-term depression or recurring depressive mood makes it hard to enjoy a satisfying life. Depression can seem inescapable, but therapy can provide the light at the end of a dark tunnel.

Therapy for Co-Occurring Problems

While I work closely with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression, I understand that many individuals also struggle with a number of other co-occurring problems, including:

  • Substance Use
  • Anger Issues
  • High Stress Levels
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Pornography

Catholic Therapist with Faith-Based & Spiritual Counseling Options

As a Catholic therapist, I partner with people who also hold the beliefs of the Catholic faith to make the most of therapy services, and you can rest assured that I understand where you’re coming from.

Forensic Psychology Services

In addition to clinical psychotherapy, I have extensive training and experience in forensic psychology. I’am happy to speak with attorneys about the various forensic assessment services I offer. 

Schedule Your Introductory Session

If you’re interested in learning more about Gaughan Psychological Services or what it’s like to work with me, please get in touch. We’ll get started with a short, complimentary consultation over the phone. This session gives you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your psychotherapy solutions before your first full session. It’s a great first step toward investing in your long-term goals.

Getting Started with Psychotherapy

I do my utmost to make the intake process simple and stress free. When you contact Gaughan Psychological Services, we’ll begin the psychotherapy process with a complimentary phone consultation to discuss the issues you are seeking help with, questions you may have about the practice, and whether we might be a good fit to begin work together.

To schedule the initial consultation:

  • Please call (913) 562-9588 or email me at drg@kcpsychologist.com
  • Leave your name, phone number, and a few good times to reach you that you’ll have enough privacy to briefly discuss the issues you hope to work on in therapy.
  • I will return your call, typically within 24 hours unless you have specified another time, to conduct the free brief consultation that lasts about 10 minutes.

    Fees & Payment

    Payment may be made by debit/credit card, HSA/FSA card, check, or cash and is collected at the time of service.

    If the price of treatment is the only thing getting in the way of starting work with me, I invite you to contact me. There are options available to help those with need to fit the cost of psychotherapy into their budgets. It is my goal to offer as much flexibility and accessibility as possible to ensure those who would benefit from psychotherapy can work with me.

    Additionally, I encourage individuals to think of psychotherapy as a short-term investment in long-term happiness. Therapy involves a significant commitment of time and money but also gives you the tools to achieve relief that lasts. My goal with every client is to help them to become their own therapist, so they can effectively manage their anxiety or depression on their own.

    Individual Psychotherapy Session

    45 minutes: $175

    Sessions will typically be scheduled for 45 minutes. Occasionally, we may decide to continue with a session beyond your 45 minute appointment, rather than stop or postpone work on a particular issue. Extended sessions will generally be charged on a prorated basis in 15-minute increments.

     

    Insurance

    I am considered an “out-of-network” provider, and I don’t participate in any insurance plans. Although I don’t accept insurance as a form of payment, many insurance plans will reimburse their members a percentage of out-of-pocket expenses after a deductible is met, and you may be able to seek reimbursement from your insurance company for your treatment depending on your coverage.

    Through my patient portal, you can access and download a billing statement for your sessions that includes all the information necessary to submit a claim to your insurer to apply for reimbursement. You will then be reimbursed directly by your insurance company based on the terms of your policy.

    Please keep in mind that if you choose to utilize your insurance, a psychiatric diagnosis is typically required for reimbursement.

    If you plan to independently file claims for reimbursement, I recommend you contact your insurance company to better understand your benefits and reimbursement procedures. You can start by asking:

    • Do I have out-of-network behavioral health benefits to see a psychologist?
    • If so, what is the coverage amount per therapy session?
    • Do I have a deductible for mental health benefits (a deductible is a set amount that you must pay before your insurance company begins providing benefits)?
    • If so, how much of the deductible have I met?
    • How many therapy sessions are covered, and for what time period?
    • How do I submit requests for reimbursement?

    For Medicare Beneficiaries: Please note that Gaughan Psychological Services is not a covered provider under Medicare. Medicare-eligible patients may not seek reimbursement from Medicare or their supplemental coverage for services provided.

    Notice of Privacy Practices

    The Notice of Privacy Practices provides information about your rights and protections related to the use and disclosure of your identifiable health care information. You can download and read the Notice of Privacy Practices below. Since you will complete all necessary forms, including the Notice of Privacy Practices, using the patient portal, there is no need to print and complete this document unless you would like to do so for your own records.

    Read the Notice of Privacy Practices

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