What is therapy?

The belief that people see a psychologist because they are “crazy” or “damaged” is false. Only a very small percentage of people who see a psychologist qualify as having a serious mental illness. Most are everyday ordinary people trying to deal with everyday human problems. Raising children can prove especially challenging. Dr. Weiers provides individual therapy which is solution oriented. She believes in short term problem solving rather than months of therapy.


What are Dr. Weiers’ specialities?

Dr. Weiers works with children from infancy through age 21. She has extensive experience in child development, and has been deemed “Nanny 911 of the Northland.” She has dedicated much of her career to the educational arena, and is an expert in psychoeducational assessment and educational programming. She enjoys working with children and parents of all ages, and specializes in behavioral problems, ADHD, developmental delays, educational concerns, mood disorders, and problems focused on life transitions.


What insurance does Dr. Weiers accept?

Dr. Weiers currently accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (out of network contract), Cigna, and several other select insurance plans. Please contact Dr. Weiers for payment options.

If you are not sure if Behavioral Solutions, LLC is in your network, please call your insurance company to inquire. Dr. Weiers can provide you with the documentation your insurance company needs in order to reimburse you if she is out of network.

If you intend to use your health insurance, it is important that you contact your insurance company before you begin treatment to find out about your mental health care benefits. In this way, you will have an idea of how much your insurance company will reimburse you, and what your out of pocket expenses will be. In addition, some plans require you to have prior authorization before you can begin treatment. There is usually a customer service or behavioral health phone number somewhere on your insurance card.

When you call, you will want to ask:

—Do I need prior authorization, and if so, what is my authorization or certification number?

—How many sessions am I allowed?

—What is my deductible for both in-network and out-of-network providers?

—What is my coinsurance and/or co-payment for both in-network and out of network providers?

—Are there any services that are not allowed (such as testing)?


Will my health insurance cover the cost of my appointments?

Although every attempt is made to help you with your health insurance, it is ultimately the insured’s responsibility to know their own behavioral healthcare benefits and pay for services. The best approach is to call your insurance carrier and ask them what your behavioral healthcare benefits are both in and out-or-network.


What if you are not in my network, but I want to see you anyway?

If you discover that Behavioral Solutions, LLC is not in your network but you still want to use their services, you have a couple of choices:

1. You can call your insurer and ask what your out-of-network behavior (or mental) healthcare benefits are. Be sure to ask about copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and session limits. Behavioral Solutions, LLC can provide you with the documentation you need to seek reimbursement.

2. You can choose not to use your insurance and pay out of pocket.


What is a “participating” or “preferred” provider?

A participating, preferred or in-network provider is a provider who has been invited and agrees to accept the terms, conditions, and allowable payments of your insurer. A non-participating provider sets their own fees and terms.


What is a “copayment”?

A copayment is a specified flat amount for a specific service which the insured pays (such as $40 for an office visit). It usually does not vary with the cost of the service.


What is “coinsurance”?

Coinsurance is a specified ratio or percentage of allowed charges (which can vary according to the service provided and the diagnosis received) that the insured is responsible for paying at each visit.


What is a “deductible”?

A deductible is the amount required to be paid by the insured before benefits become payable, usually expressed in terms of an “annual” amount. Your deductible may be different for in-network versus out of network providers and for medical healthcare versus behavioral (or mental) healthcare. It may also vary depending upon your diagnosis and type of service you receive. The deductible must be met first and it is the insured’s responsibility to pay for services until it is met. Once the deductible amount has been met, the insured’s responsibility will then revert to either their co-payment or co-insurance percentage if applicable.


What are “session” or “benefit limits”?

Some insurance plans place a limit on the number of sessions or specify a maximum dollar amount they will reimburse for services in a year.

Dr. Weiers is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist who is licensed in the State of Missouri. She earned a doctorate degree from the University of Kansas, and an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology, also from KU. Her undergraduate training was in Education, and she is certified to teach Elementary Education, Special Education, and Secondary German. She received post doctoral training at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, specializing in Behavioral Pediatrics and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Weiers is a member of the American Psychological Association. She has spent the last 20 years working with families and children. She is married, and is a proud mother of five children.

Behavioral Solutions, LLC

5863 NW 72nd St.

Kansas City, MO 64151

(816) 984-8280 Fax (816) 984-8281