Services

 
 

Physcotheraphy

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Talk therapy is conversation with a purpose. It is not friendship but something deeper, much more powerful and impactful. It is the ship we ride as we journey through who you are and what you need to be healthy and whole.

My job is to listen carefully to what you tell me, and help you understand what it means. When we put the pieces back together a new picture of you emerges. There is no way to fix what is bothering you without first looking carefully at what is not working well and how it happened.  

Together we will explore the angles, gather information, and work as a team to find a solution. I will tell you the truth about what is going on. I will help you move away from what is wearing you down and toward a pattern of behaviors that will create a more satisfying and fulfilling life. 

Part of psychological treatment is a careful diagnosis. If necessary, I am trained and qualified to perform psychological assessments that help clarify a diagnosis and aid in creating a treatment plan. Very often I work with your medical doctor to make sure you are receiving appropriate and adequate care.

Please use the Contact form if you want more information.


Mindfulness

  • Do you find it difficult to focus on what is important for you?

  • Do you want to say No and feel comfortable?

  • Do you want to know how to choose?

I can work with you to negotiate the twists and turns of life, help you meet the demands of the day, and learn to feel more confident. Mastering the skill of stopping the noise and really listening to your True Self can provide you with the information you need to find your path. 

Many people seek my services to help understand what their next step in life will be. I can help you in finding your passion and teach you how to feel more confident and sure of yourself. Please be aware that this type of work is not usually medically necessary, and will most likely not be covered by insurance.

Mindfulness training provides tools for you to become aware of your needs. Together we can find the path leading you to the life you want. This is where to start. Contact me at 916 458-5505  Katherine@DrKKilgore.com


Cognitive and Personality Assessment.

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One of the most important services I provide is the psychological and neuropsychological assessment of a person. When you call and tell me that you suffer from depression, anxiety, or are having problems coping, I can begin to make the determination as to what might be causing your distress. Psychologists are specifically trained to administer and interpret psychometic instruments (tests) that are designed to look at the psychological foundations of a person. Many instruments also help us understand how a brain is functioning. This is especially helpful after significant illness and following any type of head trauma. Working with you and your treating physician, we can paint a picture of who are and why you do what you do. 

The art of diagnosis for psychological conditions is not yet as clear cut and reliable as it is for other medical problems. Similarly, many medical conditions have significant impact on mental health. The best tactic is to look at the whole person from several angles in order to best understand and appreciate how all the pieces fit together. The brain is part of the whole body.

Please note that I will do assessment services as part of my psychotherapy treatment only. I am not equipped to answer any legal or forensic questions, and will not provide test results as proof of diagnosis to anyone other than your treating physician.

If you think this might be a useful service please Contact me. Not all questions are easily answered, and not all answers are easily understood. 916 458-5505  Katherine@DrKKilgore.com


Teletherapy

Teletherapy is psychotherapeutic consultation via videoconference technology. That's a technical sentence that means we use a video interface, me in my office and you at home. Such video interaction carries the possibility of interception, corruption, or misdirection. The program, Doxy.me, is HIPAA secure and safe. It is important for you to use your own equipment to communicate, and specifically not use your employer’s computer or network.

Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
 The benefits of teletherapy include having access to psychotherapy services without having to travel. This can be very useful if you are injured or ill, if you live too far away, or have transportation troubles. A potential risk of teletherapy is that because of your specific medical condition, or due to technical problems, the session is interrupted or stopped. Not being in the same room with you limits my ability to be of help in those rare cases. The alternative to teletherapy consultation is a face-to-face visit in my office.

 Medical Information and Records
All laws concerning patient access to medical records and copies of medical records apply to teletherapy. Sharing of any patient data shall not occur without your consent.

Your Rights
You may withhold or withdraw your consent to a teletherapy session at any time before and/or during the session without affecting your right to future care or treatment, or risking the loss or withdrawal of any benefits to which you would otherwise be entitled.