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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.

SKILLS TRAINING & WRAPAROUND SERVICES

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

Community Support Services can include Trauma Informed Counseling, Skills Training, Medication Training, Routine Mental Health Case Management, and High-Fidelity Wraparound.  At the core of Community Support Services are Skills Training and High-Fidelity Wraparound.  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!  Tap one of the buttons on this page to complete and submit a referral form (please call us 817-516-9100 or email us at referrals@ckbh.org if you need assistance completing the form).

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.

What is Skills Training?

Skills Training and Counseling.

We Accept Texas Medicaid

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

  • Aetna STAR and STAR Kids
  • Amerigroup STAR and STAR Kids
  • Superior STAR and STAR Kids
  • Superior STAR Health (Children in DFPS Conservatorship)
  • Children’s Medical Center STAR Kids
  • Cook Children’s STAR and STAR Kids
  • Dell Children’s STAR
  • Magellan (Blue Cross Blue Shield) STAR and 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.

Our Service Area

We are continuously looking to expand our serice area across the State of Texas.  Currently, we provide Community Support Services in the following Texas counties:

Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise

*NEW* Also serving children and youth living in Bell, Coryell, Travis, Williamson and surrounding Counties!

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.

Evidence-Based & Research Supported Interventions

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.

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.

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 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TEAM

Larry Partin

Larry Partin, LPC-S

Director of Mental Health Services

Lori Pollard

Lori Pollard, LPC-S, LMFT

Associate Director of Mental Health Services

Dustin Biel

Dustin Biel, MPA, LMFT

Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services

Stephanie Robles

Stephanie Robles, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor II

Farrah Bakhshi

Farrah Bakhshi, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor I

Nikkea Jones, LPC

Nikkea Jones, LPC-S

Behavioral Health Supervisor I

Amelia Worthen

Amelia Schock, M. Ed., LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor I

Natalia Lluneborg

Natalia Luneborg, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor I

Anika Simmons

Anika Simmons, MA, LPC

Behavioral Health Supervisor I

Lewis Copeland

Lewis Copeland, BS, MS, LPC-Intern

Behavioral Health Supervisor I

Stefanie Ritz

Stefanie Ritz

Behavioral Health Supervisor

Liz Saxinger

Liz Saxinger

CKBH Coordinator

Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

CKBH Administrative Assistant

Lori Fangue

Lori Fangue, LPC

Clinical Liaison

Arlie Rogers

Arlie Rogers, LPC

Therapist

Amber Phillips

Amber Phillips, MS, LPC

Therapist

Phillip Lara

Phillip Lara, BA

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Patricia Lopez

Patricia Lopez

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Jordan Bayer

Jordan Bayer

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Melissa Cejas

Melissa Cejas, BS, QMHP

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Edward Coffey

Edward Coffey

Wraparound Care Coordinator

Channon Smith

Channon Smith

Clinical Support Specialist

Darron Brewer

Darron Brewer, BA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Melody Nalls

Melody Nalls

Clinical Support Specialist

Moshae Fobbs

Moshae Fobbs, PhD

Clinical Support Specialist

Sheryl Jones

Sheryl Newsome-Jones

Clinical Support Specialist

Terrienna Cullins

Terrienna Cullins, MS

Clinical Support Specialist

Breanna Connel

Breanna Connel

Clinical Support Specialist

Holly Worden

Holly Worden

Clinical Support Specialist

Tiffany LeBlanc

Tiffiny LeBlanc, BS, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Ashley Applewhite

Ashley Applewhite, MA, LPC-I

Clinical Support Specialist

Jocelyn Womack

Jocelyn Womack, MA, LPC

Clinical Support Specialist

Katie Stivers

Katie Stivers

Clinical Support Specialist

Alyssa Baird

Alyssa Baird

Clinical Support Specialist

Lauren Vines

Lauren Vines

Clinical Support Specialist

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, BA

Clinical Support Specialist

Marley Johnson

Marley Johnson

Clinical Support Specialist

Christy Dobbs

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

Clinical Support Specialist

Tanisha Parker

Tanisha Parker

Clinical Support Specialist

Lisa Cruz

Lisa Cruz

Clinical Support Specialist

Katrina Land

Katrina Land

Clinical Support Specialist

Lauren Struck

Lauren Ranney, M.A., QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Arletra Jackson

Arletra Jackson

Clinical Support Specialist

Jamesia Johnson

Jamesia Smith, MA, QMHP, LPC-Intern

Clinical Support Specialist

Carrie Neal

Carrie Neal, BSW

Clinical Support Specialist

Kelsey Mackay

Kelsey Mackay

Clinical Support Specialist

Rachael Reyna

Rachael Reyna, LMSW, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Amanda Malcom

Amanda Malcom, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Kelli Justusson

Kelli Justusson

Clinical Support Specialist

Elizabeth Woods

Elizabeth Woods

Clinical Support Specialist

Susan Tyner

Susan Tyner

Clinical Support Specialist

Tonia Hastings

Tonia Hastings

Clinical Support Specialist

Colleen Crawford-Williams

Colleen Crawford-Williams, BSW

Clinical Support Specialist

Tracy Arion

Tracy Arion

Clinical Support Specialist

Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez

Clinical Support Specialist

Wesley Gray

Wesley Gray, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Katie Crane

Katie Crane

Clinical Support Specialist

Levi Haynes

Levi Haynes

Clinical Support Specialist

Colton Rouse

Colton Rouse

Clinical Support Specialist

Samantha Steere

Samantha Steere

Clinical Support Specialist

Mellisa Li

Melissa Li

Clinical Support Specialist

Kayla Allison

Kayla Allison

Clinical Support Specialist

Zachary Richmond

Zachary Richmond, MA, MFT, LPC-Intern

Clinical Support Specialist

Shaquandra Simpson

Shaquandra Meeks

Clinical Support Specialist

Wednesday Newell

Wednesday Newell

Clinical Support Specialist

Madison Webb

Madison Webb

Clinical Support Specialist

Grace Park

Grace Park

Clinical Support Specialist

Desiree Smith

Desiree Smith

Clinical Support Specialist

Dione Porter

Dione Porter

Clinical Support Specialist

Venessia Raeper

Venessia Rieper

Clinical Support Specialist

Gloria Ruiz Rodriguez

Gloria Ruiz Rodriguez

Clinical Support Specialist

Mandy Reyna

Mandy Reyna

Clinical Support Specialist

Octavia O'Neal Womack

Octavia O'Neal Womack

Clinical Support Specialist

Reyanna Ferrer

Reyanna Ferrer

Clinical Support Specialist

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Clinical Support Specialist

Lillian Williams

Lillian Williams

Clinical Support Specialist

Krystin Jurries

Krystin Colgrove, MA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Zoey Skews

Zoey Skews

Clinical Support Specialist

Kristen Riola

Kristen Riola

Clinical Support Specialist

Monique Adkins

Monique Adkins, MMFT

Clinical Support Specialist

Christian Brown

Christian Brown, MMFT

Clinical Support Specialist

Hallie Davis

Hallie Davis, BA

Clinical Support Specialist

Nicole Evans

Nicole Evans, MS

Clinical Support Specialist

Eriain Henderson

Eriain Henderson, BS

Clinical Support Specialist

Irra Joshua

Irra Joshua, BA

Clinical Support Specialist

Darlyne Yagla

Darlyne Yagla, BA

Clinical Support Specialist

Thomas Lolley

Thomas Lolley, MA

Clinical Support Specialist

Kylie McGee

Kylie McGee, BA

Clinical Support Specialist

Jomika Merritt

Jomika Merritt, M. Ed.

Clinical Support Specialist

Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman, BSW

Clinical Support Specialist

Leah Niccolls

Leah Niccolls, MA, LPC-Intern

Clinical Support Specialist

Jacqui Payne

Jacqui Payne, BS

Clinical Support Specialist

Robert Lanier

Robert Lanier

Clinical Support Specialist

Karanequa Reed

Karanequa Reed, MSW

Clinical Support Specialist

Marshell White

Marshell White, MA

Clinical Support Specialist

Stefanie Ritz

Stefanie Ritz, MS, LPC

Clinical Support Specialist

Angelle Harris

Angelle Harris, MPA, QMHP

Clinical Support Specialist

Casey Parsons

Casey Parsons

Clinical Support Specialist

Kristy Meador

Kristy Meador

Clinical Support Specialist

Mardi Caldwell

Mardi Caldwell

Clinical Support Specialist

Amy Scarborough

Amy Scarborough

Clinical Support Specialist

Abigail Lovette

Abigail Lovette

Clinical Support Specialist

Charlena Priddy

Charlena Priddy, MS, LPC-Intern

Clinical Support Specialist

Carina Medders

Carina Medders

Clinical Support Specialist

Daishai Logan

Daishai Logan

Clinical Support Specialist

Desiree Bustamante

Desiree Bustamante

Clinical Support Specialist

Gabriela Donato

Gabriela Donato

Clinical Support Specialist

Gina Faults

Gina Faults

Clinical Support Specialist

Mariah Solum

Mariah Solum

Clinical Support Specialist

Samantha Espaillat

Samantha Espaillat

Clinical Support Specialist

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