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Our therapists have immediate openings. We have evening and weekend availability.  

Can counseling help my child?

Our entire office exclusively works with children and adolescent concerns. We have Registered Play Therapists, play therapy rooms, sand tray therapy, and tons more to assist in counseling children and teens. Plus our offices are designed with kids in mind to help ease the fears of starting therapy.

We counsel with care! We offer treatment plans with every client session, screening and assessments, and even care coordination between our office and your other health care professionals.


Now also offering Parent Individual Sessions & Sound Healing for all ages! Ask us for more information!

Super Hero Kids
  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Blended Family counseling

  • Child/Adolescent counseling

  • Children's concerns

  • Communication

  • Confidence building

  • Depression

  • Substance Misuse Disorder screening/outpatient counseling services/groups

  • Divorce recovery

  • Panic Attacks

  • Parental concerns/issues

  • Play Therapy

  • PTSD

  • Sand Therapy

  • Social Anxiety/stress

  • Teen Issues/concerns

  • Trauma


School Kids Meditating

YMHS is a private practice. Fees are covered by payment in person at each appointment via HSA cards, bank debit cards or all major credit cards. 

Our current investments for private pay are: 

  • $50 per session for our Masters Level Student Interns (supervised by a fully Licensed Counselor). 

  • $90 per session for our Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors/CIT/APCC (supervised by a fully Licensed Counselor)

  • $140 per session for our fully Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor -Supervisor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Registered Play Therapist. (sliding rate available)

*no one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and please note there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.


Downside to paying with Insurance:

When choosing to pay with insurance you will have counseling that is limited by the diagnosis, treatment plan or session limits that the health insurance companies dictate. Insurance companies often limit the number of sessions and even the type of therapy. Many insurance companies do not cover couples/relational or family therapy.

To have therapy services covered under insurance, a mental health diagnosis must be made. This then becomes a part of your permanent health care record. This may lead to limitations such as denial for quality life insurance or health insurance later on. Additionally, since a mental health diagnosis must be made to obtain reimbursement, the insurance company has to know a lot of information about you to be covered. The insurance company can review all of your records at their discretion.

By paying out of pocket, we can assure private pay clients of the highest degree of privacy, flexibility and control of their mental health record allowed by law.

In addition, many insurance companies require a deductible to be met before they start paying, so you may be paying out of pocket anyway.

*Please note that finding the right treatment and counselor is more important than trying to find someone with a lower fee. You want to be sure you are getting the best treatment possible and that your relationship with your counselor is one that fits best with your situation and goals. 


We accept the following insurance with Missouri ONLY:


  • Missouri Medicaid (United Healthcare Medicaid only)

  • United Healthcare

  • Aetna

*Please note that our Master's Level Student Interns are not able to accept commercial insurances and are not covered by any insurance companies nor do they offer sliding scales. Our Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPC/CIT/APCC) are able to accept Medicaid United Healthcare ONLY. Not all of our Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC/LPCC-S/LMHC/RPT) or PLPC/CIT/APCC's are covered by Medicaid, but those fully licensed LPC/LPCC-S/LMHC/RPT's who are not, do offer a sliding scale.*

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 800-985-3059.


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