Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT)
KCCAT opened in 2005 in order to provide the region with an option for highly trained empirically based cognitive behavioral services targeting OCD and anxiety disorders. Originally developed in affiliation with Hoglund Brain Imaging Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, KCCAT became a fully independent program in 2012, maintaining an academic home through its teaching and research partnership with the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Psychology.
KCCAT’s approach as a team-based treatment facility assures a high level of consistency and quality, and allows us to provide the most clinically efficient and affordable service types as available and appropriate for level of needs.
We offer no-interest payment plans, and services are also reimbursable by insurance as applicable to out-of-network benefit levels. When available and clinically appropriate, all or portions of treatment may be elected in the format of reduce-rate group protocols, and/or conducted by training therapists working under the close supervision of our fully licensed staff. We also offer a unique coaching service within the metropolitan area at a nominal fee with no travel charges—ideal for patients who may need extra help with ERP practices or monitoring home-based assignments between sessions.
We approach co-occurring disorders from an evidence-based perspective, and primarily operate from a CBT approach (implementing ACT and DBT elements when appropriate). All patients enter and proceed through KCCAT services in the same manner (we do not have a separate OCD and related disorders program per se). We treat co-occurring anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders (depending on level of severity), insomnia, trauma-related disorders, etc.
IOCDF Professional Members at the clinic:
- Katie D. Kriegshauser, PhD
- William Oakley, PsyD
- Chris Sexton, PhD, LMSW