Services

Behavioral Health

Obstacles and challenges are part of life. Seeking advice from a mental health professional could lead to reducing or dealing more positively with life’s difficulties. Often individuals avoid seeking treatment due to stigma related to mental illness.

One in five adults will experience a mental health issue. Less than 40% seek professional help.

KSB strives to provide clients with a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere. Persons who receive care from our behavioral health providers are treated with confidentiality, respect, dignity and sensitivity. Our team of professionals are committed to promoting wellness, helping individuals to function at their highest level and improving quality of life.

 

Mental Health Services

KSB’s outpatient multidisciplinary team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers.

We offer extensive behavioral healthcare services, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We treat individuals of many age groups including: adults, adolescents, and children six years of age and older. Appointments can be made with a referral from a physician or by calling our office.

 

Telepsychiatry

What is Telepsychiatry?

Technology allows KSB to provide psychiatric care close to home. Telepsychiatry allows our psychiatrists to assess and treat patients conveniently in our outpatient clinic. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. Telepsychiatrists, unlike our counselors, can prescribe medication.

How Do Telepsychiatry Services Work?

This advanced technology is similar to video conferencing with special attention to confidentiality. You will be in a private room with a computer and video camera. The psychiatrist will be in a private room at another location with the same type of equipment. You and your psychiatrist will be able to see and speak to one another. Clinical staff will typically remain

How is Telepsychiatry Different Than Seeing a Regular Psychiatrist?

There is very little difference. The only difference is not physically being in the same room together. Technology allows your psychiatrist to have access to your medical record and to make recommendations based upon that information. Following this thorough assessment, medications can be recommended and prescribed.

To arrange outpatient care, please call 815-285-5638.

Doctors Specializing in this Service

Helen Woodrum, LCSW
Helen Woodrum, LCSW
Outpatient Psychiatry & Counseling
Linda Hellmich, Ph.D.
Linda Hellmich, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Susan Heffelfinger, Ph.D.
Susan Heffelfinger, Ph.D.
Psychology
Valerie Roberts, MSW, LCSW
Valerie Roberts, MSW, LCSW
Outpatient Psychiatry & Counseling

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