Cynthia K. Hill, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Credentials
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 1993    University of Missouri
    Kansas City
  • Postdoctoral Residency, 1994-95 Midwest Christian Counseling
    Center
  • Predoctoral Internship, 1991-92 Kansas City Veterans
    Administration Medical Center
  • M.Ed. in Special Education, 1977 Texas Christian University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, 1974 Culver-Stockton College
  • A.A. in General Studies, 1973 Columbia College
  • Licensed Psychologist in Missouri
  • American Psychological Association
  • Missouri Psychological Association
  • Greater Kansas City Psychological Association

Practice Areas
  • Faith Issues                                
  • Divorce
  • Stress
  • Abuse
  • Career Changes
  • Parenting
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Church Conflicts
  • Learning Problems
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Social Security Disability Evaluations
  • Clergy Psychological Evaluations

About Psychotherapy
The goals of treatment are to help you develop coping skills and
insight into your behavior and thinking patterns that may reduce your
unpleasant symptoms and increase the quality and level of
functioning of your everyday life.  We will work together to achieve
these goals and determine what methods will best achieve these
goals.

Therapy generally involves weekly 45-minute sessions where we talk
together.  I may also recommend that you read books, write in a
journal, practice relaxation techniques, listen to guided imagery, or
meditate  as additional ways to augment your therapy.  Psychological
testing and a medical evaluation may also be suggested.  If I determine
that my time and expertise are not adequate to meet your needs, I will
inform you of this and help you facilitate more appropriate care.

During therapy, sometimes you may feel worse before you feel better.  
These feelings may bother you at work or in school.  Relationships
may be changed or disrupted.  However, most people find that the
benefits outweigh the risks.  Relationships and coping skills may
improve greatly.  You may grow in many directions-as a person, in
your close relationships, in your work or schooling, in your faith
development, and in your ability to enjoy life.

If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them
whenever they arise.  If your doubts persist, I will be happy to help you
set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second
opinion.  

Fees
Fees are comparable to those of other psychotherapists in this area
for each 45
-60 minute counseling session.  With certain managed care
companies, I am a preferred provider and have contracted with them
to charge you an adjusted fee that is less than this amount.
 (I am a
Medicare provider but am
not a Medicaid provider.)  My staff will
attempt to contact your insurance company and clarify your benefits
before therapy begins.  In any case, you are responsible for the
remainder of the fee that your insurance does not cover.  As a
courtesy to you, I will file your insurance claims.  Regardless of
coverage, you are expected to pay your co-pay at each session.  We  
also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover/ Novus, and American
Express.

Appointments
Appointments are scheduled by me or my staff usually at the same
time each week.  To make an appointment please contact us.  If you
must cancel an appointment, please call the office at (816) 795-9292 as
soon as possible so that your time may be used by another client.  
You will be charged a fee if you miss an appointment or do not cancel
at least 24 hours before your scheduled session.  Insurance does not
pay for such charges.

Office Hours
Mon.        12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tues.       9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed.        9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thurs.      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri.            9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EMERGENCIES
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, I MAY BE PAGED AT (816) 260-2970 (FOR
CURRENT CLIENTS ONLY).  I will respond as soon as possible
(generally within the hour).  If you have an immediate crisis and you
have not heard from me, please go to your nearest hospital
emergency room or contact COMPAS at Research Psychiatric Center
in Kansas City, MO at (816) 444-8161 for assistance.

Down Loadable Forms
Adult Intake
Confidential Communication Request
Psychotherapist Patient Agreement
Missouri Notice Form (HIPPA)
Release of Information