Behavioral Health

At Konza Prairie Community Health Center, our outpatient therapy services are open to anyone in the communities we serve. Our behavioral health team provides compassionate, personalized care for individuals, couples, and family groups.

If you don’t see the service you need, please call us at 785-238-4711.

Konza Prairie Community Health does not offer 24-hour crisis services. If you are experiencing an emergency, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or contact Pawnee Mental Health Crisis Center to receive help as soon as possible.

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According to research, medication treatment combined with therapy often enhances clinical outcomes.

Medication is frequently used alone or in conjunction with other services like therapy to stabilize and/or eliminate the symptoms that accompany psychiatric disorders. Though not all patients and not all psychiatric conditions require medication, there are many instances where medicines are the best way to relieve symptoms for the patient.

Medication can be an effective part of treatment for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Other mood disorders
  • Sleep problems

A psychiatric nurse practitioner can prescribe, discontinue, or adjust medications. It is important to collaborate during treatment by discussing symptom changes, side effects, or asking questions that will lead to safe and effective utilization of medication.

What will an initial assessment with a psychiatric nurse practitioner include?

A thorough psychiatric assessment will use all relevant clinical tools to identify psychiatric conditions. It will include an overview of your symptoms and collection of your medical history. A determination will then be made whether medication is a clinical necessity for treatment.

What will a medication management follow-up visit include?

During follow-up visits, the psychiatric nurse practitioner will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and if the treatment is meeting the patient’s goals.

Will I have regular visits?

Yes. Regular visits are critical to monitor medications, their side effects and their possible interaction with other medications.

Will the psychiatric nurse practitioner collaborate with my therapist regarding treatment?

Yes. As authorized by the patient.

Therapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. It can help eliminate or provide tools to assist a person’s mental function and increase well-being.

Therapy can be an effective part of treatment for:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Abuse
  • Family Conflicts

Therapy is often used in combination with medication to treat mental health conditions.

What can I expect for my first therapy meeting?

Your initial meeting with your therapist is a time for you to get to know each other. You can tell the therapist what you see as the difficulties you are experiencing and the type of help you are seeking. The therapist will complete necessary clinical assessments to determine treatment goals.

After the first meeting, will I meet with the therapist again?

Typically, the answer is yes. Your therapist will work on a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Therapy can be short term (a few appointments), dealing with immediate issues, or long term, dealing with longstanding and/or complex issues.

A research-based program which combines FDA-approved medication and behavioral therapy to treat substance use disorders – specifically opioid and alcohol addiction. 

Learn about our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) by clicking here.

This type of care offers convenience, flexibility, and improves access to care for patients who have difficulty accessing in-person visits at the clinic. With behavioral telehealth, patients can access a virtual visit wherever they are, in the setting of their choice – at home, at work, or even in the car. This can provide added comfort and ease communication.

To learn more and schedule an appointment, call 785-238-4711.

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