Counseling, Testing and Assessment

CCAS offers counseling, testing and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

We offer a professional setting with full-service expertise provided by UMKC graduate students under the supervision of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Faculty. 

Roo Wellness

Our program provides help with common mood, anxiety, behavioral, and relationship problems and other life challenges.

Individual Counseling

Those who attend counseling can, through their work with their counselor, achieve their goals in many areas. Common issues discussed in therapy could include any of the following: depression, anger management, anxiety/worry, communication skills, grief, family relationships, career, abuse (emotional, physical, or sexual), parenting skills, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), life transitions

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling offers opportunities for people to better understand themselves and to grow in their ability to be more effective in relationships.

Family Counseling

Family counseling can improve communication among family members, help blend step-families, improve methods of discipline and structure in the family, and address other parental concerns. 

Testing and Assessment

Community Counseling and Assessment Services (CCAS) provides evaluations for a wide range of psychological and educational difficulties. Comprehensive testing services are available for children, adolescents, and adults in need of psychological and/or educational assessment. 
Potential clients for these types of assessments may experience difficulties in the following areas.

  • Low grades in school
  • Paying attention or following directions
  • Experiencing conflict at home
  • Getting along with peers

In these cases, assessment is necessary to determine whether learning, attention deficit, emotional, or behavioral disorders are present. 
Assessment identifies specific disorders or issues and will often help schools and therapists to deliver appropriate interventions. Testing can help identify relatively common difficulties that may otherwise go undiagnosed and untreated such as depression, anxiety, mood or anger issues, learning disorders, and ADHD. Children do not tend to “grow out of” these problems, and symptoms can become more severe as the child grows older. 
CCAS reports all results in a caring, thorough, and confidential manner. Specific intervention recommendations are made to the family, school, and other involved healthcare providers. 
CCAS provides services to children and adults in the Kansas City area that do not have other access to health insurance or other healthcare resources. The sliding scale fee structure is among the lowest in the area, and all assessments include written recommendations for intervention in the school, at home, and with other involved mental health agencies.

Due to unforeseen staffing issues, we must pause the provision of assessment services provided by Community Counseling and Assessment Services. We expect to return to providing assessments in the near future. In the meantime, status updates regarding our return to providing assessment services will be made as available. We look forward to providing assessment services in the near future.