Kidstuff Child and Family Counseling

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Name of Practice: Kidstuff Child and Family Counseling, P.C.
Address: 630 15th Ave., Ste. 104, Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 970.775.7061
Mental Health Degree/Licensure/Certification: MA, MS, MSW, LPC, LMFT, CAC, NCE, LCSW

Does your practice accept private health insurance payment? Consumers are advised to contact their insurer regarding insurance coverage for a specific provider.

What types of public insurance do you accept, if any?
CHP+, Medicaid

Please explain insurance limitations, if any.

Do you have a sliding scale for patients with limited resources?

Please estimate the number of clients you have worked with in each of the following categories:
Trans Children: 60
Trans Youth: 100
Genderqueer and Gender Non-Conforming: 45
Trans Women: 60
Trans Men: 40
Trans Elders: 20

Do you specialize in particular health issues (e.g. gender identity, trauma related depression and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum, etc.)?
Yes. We work primarily with children, teens and families. Trauma- informed practice is one of our specialties including physical, emotional and sexual assault. Knowledge in human and sexuality development through all life spans is important in our work with our chosen populations. Gender identity has been a common theme and underlying issue that many of our youth have struggled with. Depression and anxiety are common occurring symptoms we see frequently with this population as well as the general population. About 70% of our clientele struggle with one or both of these issues. I’d say about half of those in our clinical population are struggling with gender identity or sexual identity as these years are the critical ones for determining a healthy self identity.

Please describe your level of experience (e.g. years, training, etc.) in working with Trans and Gender non-conforming clients.
Among our team, we have many years experience working with this population. Most of our therapists have at least 5 years experience providing face to face clinical services. Our more seasoned therapists have decades of experience.

Please describe your treatment approach (e.g. cognitive behavioral, experiential, body-centered, DBT, etc.).
We provide various services based in a numerous amount of modalities including CBT, DBT, Trauma-informed, TI Yoga, Mindfulness, and expressive therapies including art and music. Our therapists have all had this population included in required cultural competency courses in their graduate programs. In addition, Many of our therapists have taken additional courses and workshops at CU, CSU and UNC as well as professional development courses on this topic and particular challenges and treatment for this population. As depression and suicidal ideation are common with this population, many of our therapists have taken additional suicide prevention training given by local experts in the field as well as the CAM training. We have 30 providers with years of various training so it is difficult to list all the relevant experience.

Do you provide single case assessments (for individuals not seeking ongoing psychotherapy) and, as appropriate, letters of eligibility for hormone therapy and gender related surgeries?

On average, how many sessions or hours of assessment do you require to assess eligibility for:
Hormone Therapy:
Chest Surgery:
Genital Surgery, if primary letter writer:
Genital Surgery, if secondary letter writer (when 1st letter writer is written by client’s primary/ongoing psychotherapist):

How do you assess readiness for Hormone Therapy and/or Surgery?

If there have been cases in which you have determined that a client does not meet eligibility requirements for hormone therapy or gender surgery, what are the criteria under which you have denied a request for a letter (or cases in which you anticipate that you would deny a request for a letter)?

Does a coexisting mental condition preclude providing the client with a letter?

Does your practice have inclusive paperwork (e.g. list more than male and female gender options, allow a place for preferred name, etc.)?
Paper files that are inclusive: Yes
Electronic health records that are inclusive: Yes

Does your practice have a system for recording preferred name and pronoun of patients and communicating that to staff, especially scheduling/appointment staff and reception staff?

Does your practice have all-gender or gender-neutral restrooms?

Do you have anything in your physical environment that would be welcoming to a Trans person, such as brochures, pamphlets, magazines, pictures that relate to Trans people and/or Trans issues?

Does your practice have an inclusive non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation?

Do you have a way of protecting the confidentiality of a patient’s Trans status?
Yes. All of our patient information is protected by HIPAA requirements and our clinical integrity.

Have you or your staff attended training or had other education on providing services to Trans patients?
Person responding to survey: Yes
Other Clinical Staff: Yes
Scheduling/Appointment Staff: Yes
Reception/Front Office Staff: Yes

Please describe the training noted above, if applicable.
As stated before, we have engaged in multiple workshops and CEU opportunities regarding this topic.

Do you have any concerns about the experience level of intake staff that could create an uncomfortable situation for trans clients? If so, is there someone the patient could contact to assist?
Yes. Fran at our main office line handles all scheduling of intakes.