Learn more about how we can help. Explore the services we offer by clicking the headings below.
Our confidential and supportive approach to individual therapy involves:
Understanding Minds is excited to be able to offer telehealth services. Telehealth allows you to participate in therapy from the comfort and privacy of your own home or office using a computer or tablet. We use a HIPAA compliant program called Zoom that is similar to that of Skype or Facetime with additional security features. Telehealth can be the perfect option for working professionals, parents, students, persons with disabilities, and those who reside in rural areas but are looking for professional mental health services.
Telehealth is appropriate for most presenting problems but is not recommended for persons with suicidal or homicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, substance abuse, eating disorders, psychosis, and some other presenting conditions. While all Understanding Minds clinicians have training in telehealth services, Dr. Lynn McDaniel is is completing her telemental health provider certification and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Missouri.
At Understanding Minds, we recognize that there are many barriers to accessing mental health services, and we are proud to be able to offer telehealth as an option as it significantly improves access to treatment. Furthermore, many insurance plans now cover telehealth services. Contact our office today to find out more about telehealth therapy and whether it is a good fit for you.
Our collaborative and supportive approach to couples therapy involves respect for all different relationship preferences and:
Each family is a unique system with established patterns of communication, intimacy, as well as approaches to problem-solving and conflict-resolution. We collaborate with family members to:
Group therapy is an alternative to individual treatment and involves a small number of individuals meeting as a group with a trained therapist. Our supportive and successful group experiences contribute to you:
**Contact the office to learn more about what groups are available today.
Children often express their thoughts, feelings, and behavior through play. Our practice offers a play therapy room with skilled play therapists to allow your children opportunities for:
Looking for a comprehensive understanding of you or your child’s cognitive, attention, emotional, behavioral, and/or personality functioning?
Psychological testing and evaluation reports:
It can be difficult to know if symptoms rise to the level of severity to require intervention and to track progress over time when on medication or in therapy. We find that people often ask themselves:
Are my child’s moods and behavior typical for their age and development, or is my child experiencing something more significant that requires treatment?
Am I really depressed/anxious or is this just life stress?
Is this medication and/or therapy really improving my symptoms?
If you ask yourself these types of questions, it is worth scheduling a psychological screening to identify types of symptoms present and whether they warrant treatment. Screenings can be helpful for: