Psychological Assessment Services

Psychological Assessment Services A psychological assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s current psychological functioning that will assist as a guide in treatment. At TMC we have psychologists who are trained to offer these assessments for children, adolescents and adults with a diverse range of needs. Our staff works closely with other providers and individuals involved in your care to ensure that our testing is completed in a timely fashion, that feedback is responsive; and that your doctor, surgeon, and/or school receives a full report detailing assessment results and recommendations.

Our services include:
• Autism Spectrum Evaluation
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Testing
• Comprehensive Psychological Assessment
• Personality Assessment
• Pre-Bariatric Evaluations
• Spinal Cord Stimulator Evaluation

Contact: (For Child & Adolescent Referrals) 816-404-6334

Contact: (For Adult Referrals) 816-404-6186

Employment Services

Employment ServicesTruman Employment Service provides employment services to people living with a disability. We provide a weekly group at the Healing Canvas building, located at 300 W. 19th Terrace, on Thursdays at 1:00 (in the Impressionist meeting room). You do not need to RSVP to attend.

We offer the following services at no cost to you:

∙ Community Work Trials
∙ Career Exploration
∙ Job Development
∙ Job Placement
∙ Job Coaching
∙ Follow along Services once you start working
∙ SSA Benefit Planning

Contact: 816-404-6260

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive TherapyECTs have been proven to produce substantial improvement in approximately 80% of appropriately referred patients. ECT often works more rapidly than other treatments.

ECTs are effective in the treatment of:
• Major Depressive Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder
• Schizophrenia, especially when accompanied by psychosis
• Catatonia, found both in psychotic disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Truman Medical Center, Lakewood, offers ECT treatments in their Post-Acute Anesthesia Unit by a specially trained team including an ECT Credentialed psychiatrist, Anesthesiologist, Critical Care Certified RN and ECT/Psychiatric Nurse. Patients referred for ECT maintain their relationship with their current psychiatric provider.

Referral for ECT Consultation can be made by calling 816-404-5328.

TMC accepts most commercial insurance and Medicare and Medicaid.

Community Services

Occupational Therapy

Community ServicesContact: 816-404-6277
Hours of Operation 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

The Occupational Therapy program at TMC Behavioral Health assists people with mental illness in developing skills and support services for productive living. Our therapists emphasize interventions and treatment that will result in an improved quality of life through a variety of skill acquisition training both in a group and individual setting. Eligible clients need to be receiving services through a community mental health center and referred by mental health professional.

Community Assistance Program

Contact: 816-404-5700

TMC Behavioral Health’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) provides case management services for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, and who require a significant level of support and treatment to live in the community. A Community Support Specialist or Recovery Coach will assist individuals in living as independently as possible, in the least restrictive environment, trying to help decrease symptoms while enhancing strengths to overcome barriers.

CAP specialists help clients:
• Access food stamps, insurance, Social Security income, and low-cost housing
• Engage in healthier habits, such as eating healthy and being more physically active
• Explore the best medical/dental care available with your health coverage
• Learn to use public transportation and how to remain safe while out in the community
• Access medication treatments and develop a recovery plan for symptom management
• Improve relationships and participate in more social and recreational activities
• Access vocational and educational programs
• Access housing assistance programs including SAVE housing
• Access additional treatment options in moments of need including local respite care facilities

New Frontiers

Contact: 816-404-6386
Hours of Operation 8:00-4:00pm Monday through Friday

TMC Behavioral Health New Frontiers is a referral based clubhouse model for clients with severe and persistent mental illness. It provides a day setting with structured psycho-social rehabilitation groups that provide support and programing for mental health recovery. The program is structured around a variety of groups that focus on topics like self-esteem, mental health, nutrition education, physical wellness, music therapy, and independent living skills. Eligible clients need to be receiving services through a community mental health center and referred by mental health professional.

Prime Time

Contact: 816-404-6384

Hours of Operation:
1:30pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm Saturday

TMC Behavioral Health Primetime is a consumer operated drop-in center that promotes recovery and embraces hope for individuals living with mental illness through peer support. Primetime’s goal is to foster and promote recovery for mental health consumers by offering consumers a variety of choices and activities, by building a peer support network, and encouragement and education towards the development of social skills, job skills, and symptom management skills. As this is a drop-in center any consumer who is living with mental illness is eligible to attend without a referral.

Assertive Community Outreach (ACO-PATH)

Contact: 816-404-6295

ACO outreaches and engages individuals experiencing homeless and severe mental illnesses. Most ACO clients also have experience with substance use, serious physical health conditions, legal involvement, and trauma history. The goal of ACO is to connect individuals who traditionally have difficulties accessing services with housing and ongoing supports. ACO’s treatment services include:
∙ Community Outreach
∙ Assessment and Treatment planning
∙ Drop-in Center

Intensive Case Management Team

Contact: 816-404-6307

Using a comprehensive team approach and lower staff to client ratios, the intensive case management team serves individuals that have chronic mental health conditions. The individuals served by this team have likely had recent histories of psychiatric hospitalizations, jail time, and other significant legal issues. The intensive team’s treatment includes:
• Assessment and Treatment planning
• Individual and group therapy
• Community Support
• Psychiatry
• Community Nursing

The intensive case management team is referral based and requires an internal referral from a Truman Medical Center – Behavioral Health clinician or team.



Inpatient Psychiatric Services


Inpatient Psychiatric Services

7900 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City, MO

Individuals needing treatment will need to be seen in an emergency department before being transferred for treatment of a mental health crisis.

For more information, please call 816-404-3807.

Offering short term inpatient services to patients 55 and older, the Older Adult Psychiatric Unit is located on the second floor of the beautiful TMC Lakewood campus. The unit offers a secure inpatient treatment environment with 16 beds where patients receive treatment for anxiety, late-life depression, bipolar disorder, delirium, dementia, psychosis and other psychiatric disorders. Treatment starts with a comprehensive assessment of the whole person and involves family when appropriate.


Here older adults with behavioral health needs are treated with a holistic approach that promotes wellness, provides preventative care, focuses on quality of life and recognizes the individual. Led by a neuropsychologist, the multidisciplinary treatment team includes an internal medicine physician, nursing staff, occupational, speech and physical therapists, music, art and recreational therapists, psychologists, social workers and counselors, a nutritionist, a chaplain and a consultant pharmacist.

While being treated on the unit, patients receive medication management, psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluation when necessary. Patients also may participate in multidisciplinary groups which include a daily wellness group, recreation therapy and music therapy as well as time for individual leisure activities. The Namaste Care Room provides a comfortable environment where patients participate in sensory focused activities such as music, lighting, massage and aromatherapy.


TMC Psychiatric Inpatient Care
Short-term, crisis stabilization for behavioral health disorders and addiction
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The psychiatric inpatient unit at TMC is a short-term, crisis stabilization center for patients 18 years of age and older. Patients receive round-the-clock nursing care and daily program structure, which provides a safe environment during the most critical stage of treatment. We tailor Individualized treatment plans to address the needs of each patient.

Inpatient services include but are not limited to the following:
• Individual case management
• Group therapy
• Family group and conjoint family therapy as needed
• Education about medication, nutrition, pain management, and wellness
• Education about coping skills, communication, and assertiveness
• Activities therapy
• Discharge planning

The program is based on the following ideas:
• Most psychiatric disorders can be treated on a short-term basis utilizing medications and strengthening existing coping resources.
• Treatment that offers a safe and therapeutic environment in which a patient can explore thoughts and feelings through a highly structured program promotes a more successful transition back to the patient's previous level of functioning.
• Psychiatric disorders involve a combination of biological and environmental factors that can be most effectively treated by a treatment team with a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
• Psychiatric disorders may affect every member of the patient's family.

All admissions require medical clearance and transfer from the emergency room closest to the patient’s location.

Upon discharge, some patients transition to TMC’s day programs or outpatient services for ongoing support.

For more information, call 816-404-3807.