Accessing Services at Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center
To schedule services, please call for an intake assessment (785) 742-7113 Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You will speak to a team member who will gather needed information to provide services and then schedule an appointment for you with a licensed therapist for an initial intake appointment at either our Hiawatha or Holton office. At your intake appointment, the therapist will provide you with an evaluation and a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
For mental health emergencies, please call our Kanza crisis line at 785-742-3666 for immediate assistance 24/7. Persons who call ahead or present with a mental health emergency at the Hiawatha or Holton offices are seen that same day by a licensed clinician to assess the emergency and provide services and interventions needed for stabilization. For mental health emergencies after business hours, or for those who cannot present at the Hiawatha and Holton offices, persons are encouraged to call the Kanza crisis line at 785-742-3666 and you will be connected to a crisis clinician for assistance.
Outpatient services are available to help people overcome mental health and emotional problems. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, family problems, grief and loss, anger, aggression, parenting issues, dealing with divorce, and other interpersonal problems.
The following services are available:
Therapy – In therapy, you and your licensed therapist will work on solving current problems and giving you helpful tools for coping with life's difficult circumstances. Therapy can include individual, family, or couples and is provided for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Some of the issues that are addressed in therapy include stress, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship problems. For children and adolescents, therapy can help with school, emotional, and behavioral problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression, divorce and family issues, aggression, and abuse.
Medication Services – Kanza offers psychiatric medication evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults.
Addiction Services – KANZA Partners with Mirror Inc. in providing addiction services in the Kanza Hiawatha, Holton, and Troy office locations. Please talk to your Kanza provider for a referral. mirrorinc.org
Kanza Mental Health offers Community Based Services (CBS) to youth between the ages of 3 and 22. These are specialized and intensive services that are done in our offices, the child’s home, school or daycare, or place of work.
To be eligible for these services, children must have an evaluation by a therapist to ensure that they meet criteria. To schedule an evaluation, please contact our office at 785-742-7113.
The following services are available:
Targeted Case Management – This service helps children and families find other resources that may be beneficial to their individual needs. It is the service that ties all other services together in a coordinated way.
Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment – This service is the day to day, hands on, face to face activities between the child and the CBS Staff person.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Group – This is a therapeutic group activity. Designed to help kids learn better ways to interact with others.
Summer Success – This is a program to continue progress during the summer. Our team holds several extended psychosocial treatment group sessions aimed at building skills in a fun way.
Wrap-Around Planning and Facilitation – Wrap-Around Planning is a specialized process in which parents, guardians, or caretakers work closely with a Wrap-Around Facilitator to ensure a consistent approach to improving the child’s emotional, educational, and social development, adjustment, and success.
Attendant Care – Attendant care is designed to provide one-on-one supervision at home, school, or in the community. Attendant care can be either routine or crisis based.
Respite Care – Respite Care is reserved for those SED children who are on the Medicaid Waiver. Respite Care is designed to give parents or other caretakers a break. A respite care worker can provide this service in the child’s home or some other location, depending on the situation.
If a client meets the qualifications for Community Support Services (CSS), they can be referred to our program by a licensed Therapist.
The Community Support Services (CSS) program provides a broad array of community-based services and support for residents of Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, and Nemaha Counties who live with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. Our CSS program helps people in recovery to reclaim their lives by identifying triggers, developing coping strategies and connect individuals with resources to help maintain independent living. CSS services are provided where a person lives, works, or socializes. It is based on a set of core principles that in part, value the unique strengths of every individual involved in services and that recovery is possible.
Targeted Case Management – This service helps and assists adult consumers with accessing community resources and coordination of services with other providers and/or community partners.
Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment – This service is the day to day, hands on, face to face service to help adults living with a mental illness avoid the negative effects of their diagnosis and develop coping strategies to maintain independence in their community.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Individual/Group– This service helps adult consumers develop, implement and practice utilization of activities of daily living both on in an individual or group setting.
Attendant Care – This service assists and supports adult consumers in completing activities of daily living to maintain independent living.
Peer Support – Service provided by staff that self-identify as someone living with their own mental health diagnosis and helps consumer develop a network with other who have been through similar experiences, are a role model to consumers and assist with regaining ability to make independent choices.
CSS Transportation – This service is designed to provide transportation, primarily rides to and from KANZA appointments and any other mental health related appointments, when no other transportation options are available.
Education –CSS offers emotional support to those who are in the CSS program who wish to continue their education.
Family Involvement –CSS actively collaborates with local groups who provide support to families. Our staff attempts to engage consumers’ loved ones in various stages of the recovery process, and to enhance their understanding of the family’s experience.
Crisis Intervention Services – Coordinated with the Crisis Team, CSS staff provide Crisis services to help individuals reduce level of crisis and avoid hospitalization.