CK Behavioral Health Services

What We Do

CK Behavioral Health (CKBH) provides hope and opportunity for healing to children, adolescents, young adults and families living with the day to day experience of mental illness and the impact of trauma.  Our professional staff hold licenses or are certified per Texas State requirements.  We use nationally recognized, evidence based practices and tools to come alongside you and your family.

Psychological Testing

CK Behavioral Health is available to perform psychological testing for children covered by STAR Health Medicaid.  Give us a call at 817-516-9100 or send us an email at referrals@ckbh.org to schedule your an appointment.

CK YES Waiver Services

CK Family Services is a Comprehensive Waiver Provider (CWP) for participants in the State’s YES Waiver Program.  YES Waiver Participants are able to choose CK  as their CWP to provide their family with a variety of YES Waiver services including Adaptive Aids and Supports, Community Living Supports, Employment Assistance, Family Supports, Minor Home Modifications, Non-Medical Transportation, Paraprofessional Services, In and Out-of-Home Respite Services, access of Specialized Therapies (like Animal-Assisted, Art, and Music), Supported Employment, and Supportive Family-Based Alternatives.  Tap here for more information about CK YES Waiver Services.

Community Support Services

CK Behavioral Health offers mental health rehabilitation and targeted case management to children, adolescents, young adults and their families in North Texas (see below for a list of the counties in our service area).  We call this “Community Support Services”.

Community Support Services can include Trauma Informed Counseling, Skills Training, Medication Training, Routine Mental Health Case Management, and Intensive High-Fidelity Wraparound Case Management.  At the core of Community Support Services are Skills Training and Intensive High-Fidelity Wraparound Case Management.  We have found that adding Skills Training as an enhancement to existing, ongoing counseling services dramatically improves outcomes for the client and their family.  To be clear, Skills Training is not the same thing as counseling or therapy.  You’ll see a video talking about the differences between these two a little further down this page.

In most cases these services are provided in your home but might also occur at a child’s school (with appropriate permissions in place) or at another location in the community that is appropriate to the needs of your family.  The frequency and duration of services depends on the needs of the child and your family and can range from as little as an hour every other week to several hours a day.  In severe cases, we recommend more frequent and intense services initially and then taper down to a schedule that is less frequent over time.

Eligibility Criteria for Participation in Community Support Services:

  • Participants must be at least 3 years old.
  • Participants must be enrolled in and actively covered through Texas Medicaid (see list of accepted Medicaid plans below).
  • Participants must reside in our services area (see Services Area below).
  • Participants must have a qualifying mental health diagnosis and participate in an initial assessment.

Signing up to participate in our Community Support Services program is simple!  Download the CKBH Referral Form by tapping on the button below.  Complete the form (please call us 817-516-9100 or email us at referrals@ckbh.org if you need assistance completing the form) and email the completed form to referrals@ckbh.org.

You’ll receive a confirmation that we received the form within one business day and we will let you know if we need any additional information. In most cases we are able to connect you with our professional staff within a week or sooner after we have received all of the necessary information to determine eligibility.

Your Goals are Our Goals

Equip and Empower Families to Stay Together

Prevent the need for out of home treatment like Residential Treatment Center or Psychiatric Hospital Admission

Teach Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and their Caregivers Skills to Cope with Trauma and Loss

Enhance Well-Being and Promote Health Living

What is Skills Training?

Watch this video to learn about Skills Training.

Skills Training and Counseling

Watch to learn how Skills Training compliments Counseling.

Evidence and Research Based Practices

High Fidelity Wraparound Case Management

Nurturing Program

Seeking Safety

Your Defiant Child & Your Defiant Teen

Skills Streaming and Aggression Replacement Techniques

Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood

Nurturing Parenting Program

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.

High-Fidelity Wraparound

Based in an ecological model, wraparound draws upon the strengths and resources of a committed group of family, friends, professionals, and community members. Wraparound mobilizes resources and talents from a variety of sources resulting in the creation of a plan of care that is the best fit between the family vision and story, team mission, strengths, needs, and strategies.

Skill Streaming & Aggression Replacement Techniques

Skill Streaming and Aggression Replacement Training is a multimodal intervention design to alter the behavior of chronically aggressive youth. It consists of skill streaming, designed to teach a broad curriculum of prosocial behavior, anger control training, a method for empowering youth to modify their own anger responsiveness, and moral reasoning training, to help motivate youth to employ the skills learned via the other components.

Barkley's Defiant Teen & Defiant Child

Your Defiant Teen and Your Defiant Child provides help for parents to understand the causes of noncompliant, defiant, oppositional, or socially hostile behavior at home or in school.

Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood

Passing from adolescence into adulthood is a challenging time for everyone. The transition years can be even more trying for those who experience emotional and behavioral difficulties or have another disability. PAYA assists adolescents in successfully navigating this transition.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is an evidence based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It addresses both PTSD and Substance Use simultaneously to help eliminate substance use, reduce PTSD symptoms, and regain safety.

We Accept Texas Medicaid

CK Behavioral Health accepts payment from the following Texas Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and Plans:

  • Aetna STAR
  • Aetna STAR Kids
  • Amerigroup STAR
  • Amerigroup STAR Kids
  • Cenpatico/Superior STAR
  • Cenpatico/Superior STAR Health (Children in DFPS Conservatorship)
  • Cenpatico/Superior STAR Kids
  • Children’s Medical Center STAR Kids
  • Cook Children’s STAR
  • Cook Children’s STAR Kids
  • Magellan (BXBS) STAR
  • Magellan (BXBS) STAR Kids
  • Parkland Health Plan STAR
  • Sendero STAR

All services are funded by Medicaid and designed to accommodate the individual family’s schedules. Contact us today to inquire about your family’s eligibility to receive these services.

Service Policy

Services for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders are provided in accordance with best practice standards established by the Texas Administrative Code Title 25, the Council on Accreditation, and the Department of State Health Services. Individuals are assessed to determine if their identified needs match our program’s offerings.

Complete and Submit the CKBH Referral Form

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CK Behavioral Health Team

Larry Partin

Larry Partin, LPC-S

Director of Mental Health Services

Diane Partin

Diane Partin, LPC-S

Associate Director of Mental Health Services

Lori Pollard

Lori Pollard, LPC-S, LMFT

Behavioral Health Supervisor 3

Stephanie Robles

Stephanie Robles, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor 2

Farrah Bakhshi

Farrah Bakhshi, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor 1

Nikkea Jones, LPC

Nikkea Jones, LPC-S

Behavioral Health Supervisor 1

Amelia Worthen

Amelia Worthen, LPC-Intern

Behavioral Health Supervisor

Supervised by Meredith Akin Ivey, LPC-S

Natalia Lluneborg

Natalia Luneborg, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor 1

Lori Fangue

Lori Fangue, LPC

Clinical Liaison

Tiesha White

Tiesha White

Clinical Support Specialist

Patricia Lopez

Patricia Lopez

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Edward Coffey

Edward Coffey

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Terrienna Cullins

Terrienna Cullins, MS

Clinical Support Specialist

Tonia Hastings

Tonia Hastings

Clinical Support Specialist

Dondrea Davis

Dondrea Davis

Clinical Support Specialist

Katherine Sykes

Katherine Sykes

Clinical Support Specialist

Katherine Mueller

Katherine Mueller, MA

Clinical Support Specialist

Brittany Cruse

Brittany Cruse, LMSW

Clinical Support Specialist

Tiffany Burleson

Tiffany Burleson

Clinical Support Specialist

Christine Alvarado

Christine Alvarado

Clinical Support Specialist

Carrie Neal

Carrie Neal, BSW

Clinical Support Specialist

Lauren Vines

Lauren Vines

Clinical Support Specialist

Alyssa Baird

Alyssa Baird

Clinical Support Specialist

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, BS

Clinical Support Specialist

Moshae Fobbs

Moshae Fobbs, PhD

Clinical Support Specialist

Torrey Carroll

Torrey Carroll

Clinical Support Specialist

Lillian Stapleton

Lillian Stapleton, BS, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Breanna Connel

Breanna Connel

Clinical Support Specialist

Sheryl Jones

Sheryl Newsome-Jones

Clinical Support Specialist

Channon Smith

Channon Smith

Clinical Support Specialist

Darron Brewer

Darron Brewer, BA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Melody Nalls

Melody Nalls

Clinical Support Specialist

Colleen Crawford-Williams

Colleen Crawford-Williams

Clinical Support Specialist

Mark Rhodes

Mark Rhodes

Clinical Support Specialist

Ashley Applewhite

Ashley Applewhite, MA, LPC-I

Clinical Support Specialist

Melissa Cejas

Melissa Cejas, BS, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Kristy Williams

Kristy Williams, MS, NCC

Clinical Support Specialist

Sade Darlington

Sade Darlington, M.Ed., QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones, BS, MA, MS

Clinical Support Specialist

Jocelyn Womack

Jocelyn Womack, MA, LPC

Clinical Support Specialist

Jacqui Miller

Jacqui Payne, BS

Clinical Support Specialist

Angela Byrd

Angela Byrd, MA, LPC

Clinical Support Specialist

Ruby Adjei

Ruby Adjei, MA

Clinical Support Specialist

Tiffany LeBlanc

Tiffiny LeBlanc, BS, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Angela Ketcham

Angela Ketcham, MA, QMHP, LPC-I

Clinical Support Specialist

Brandon Pegg

Brandon Pegg, B.S. Psychology

Clinical Support Specialist

Lewis Copeland

Lewis Copeland, BS, MS, LPC-I

Clinical Support Specialist

Lisa Cruz

Lisa Cruz

Clinical Support Specialist

Jordan Bayer

Jordan Bayer

Clinical Support Specialist

Anika Simmons

Anika Simmons, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Amanda Gatlin

Amanda Gatlin

Clinical Support Specialist

Mamie WIlliams

Mamie Williams, LPC

Clinical Support Specialist

Christy Dobbs

Christy Dobbs, M.S., LPC-I, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Andrew Hagler

Andrew Hagler

Clinical Support Specialist

Marley Johnson

Marley Johnson

Clinical Support Specialist

Betty Mendez

Betty Mendez

Clinical Support Specialist

Lauren Struck

Lauren Struck, M.A., QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Angelle Harris

Angelle Harris, MPA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Amy Johnston

Amy Johnston

Clinical Support Specialist

Amanda Malcom

Amanda Malcom, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Wednesday Newell

Wednesday Newell

Clinical Support Specialist

Krystin Jurries

Krystin Colgrove, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Megan Spell

Megan Coblentz, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Rachael Reyna

Rachael Reyna, LMSW, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Casey Parsons

Casey Parsons

Clinical Support Specialist

Brittney Averhart

Brittney Averhart, M.S., QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Wesley Gray

Wesley Gray, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Tanisha Parker

Tanisha Parker

Clinical Support Specialist

Stephanie McDonald

Stephanie McDonald

Clinical Support Specialist

Kevona Webb

Kevona Webb

Clinical Support Specialist

Katie Stivers

Katie Stivers

Clinical Support Specialist

Jacquelyn McKain

Jacquelyn McKain

Clinical Support Specialist

Amber Phillips

Amber Phillips

Clinical Support Specialist

Nikki Carroll

Nikki Carroll, MA, LPC-Intern

Clinical Support Specialist

Bernadette Holyote

Bernadette Holyoke, MA

Clinical Support Specialist

Katrina Land

Katrina Land

Clinical Support Specialist

Levi Haynes

Levi Haynes

Clinical Support Specialist

Colton Rouse

Colton Rouse

Clinical Support Specialist

Jamesia Johnson

Jamesia Johnson, MA, QMHP, LPC-I

Clinical Support Specialist

Mandy Reyna

Mandy Reyna

Clinical Support Specialist

Tiesha White

Tiesha White

Clinical Support Specialist

Arletra Jackson

Arletra Jackson

Clinical Support Specialist

Johnell Stevens

Johnell Stevens

Clinical Support Specialist

Tiffany Coleman

Tiffany Coleman

Clinical Support Specialist

Amanda Golden de Duke

Amanda Golden de Duke

Clinical Support Specialist

Gloria Ruiz Rodriguez

Gloria Ruiz Rodriguez

Clinical Support Specialist

Jimmy Gibson

Jimmy Gibson

Yes Wavier Coordinator

Lynn Palmares

Lynn Palmares

Community Living Support Specialist

Dione Porter

Dione Porter

Clinical Support Specialist

Arlie Rogers

Arlie Rogers

Clinical Support Specialist

Curtis Sanders

Curtis Sanders

Clinical Support Specialist

Susan Tyner

Susan Tyner

Clinical Support Specialist

Madison Webb

Madison Webb

Clinical Support Specialist

Holly Worden

Holly Worden

Clinical Support Specialist

Elicha Nixon

Elicha Edwards, MA

Community Living Support Specialist

Laurie Bolene

Laurie Bolene

Community Living Support Specialist

Grace Park

Grace Park

Clinical Support Specialist

Margo Loya

Margo Loya

Administrative Assistant

Robin Kama

Robin Kama

Administrative Assistant

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