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Questions? Ask Martha.

Call: 816.892.0803 or Email:
Fax: 888.965.4024

Make an Appointment Today.

Whether you’re a new client or an existing client,
it’s easy to make an appointment.


  • Send a secure email to me through my hushmail account. If you are new to my practice simply sign up for a free hushmail account
  • Schedule online using my secure, HIPAA compliant calendar system.
  • Call 816.892.0803. If you need to leave a message, I will get back with you within one business day.
  • Send me a fax at 888.965.4024 with your contact information and I will get back to you.


Martha Childers, EdS, LPC

Conveniently located in the heart of the historic Country Club Plaza.

Kansas City Plaza Office

New Clients

Before your first appointment, I will telephone you for a brief introduction. Then you will need to complete the Intake Form, sign the client services agreement, read the privacy notice, and complete the form acknowledging you received the privacy notice.

These documents are provided in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, download a free copy.

Counseling hours are 45 minute sessions.

In case of a life threatening emergency, dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.


This practice is fee for service. That means clients pay by check, cash or credit card at the beginning of each session. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

  • $150 per counseling hour for initial session
  • $125 per counseling hour for subsequent sessions
  • $30 for additional 1 to 15 minute increments
  • Please read and complete, as needed, the Standard Payment Policy (PDF).

There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled time. You will be charged the full fee for any missed sessions not cancelled more than 24 hours before the session.

EAPs, Insurance and other Programs

Martha accepts Health Savings Account (HSA) and out-of-network insurance, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (deductibles may apply).

Martha is a provider for the following Employee Assistance Plans. Ask your employer for a referral.

If your employer’s EAP is not listed, and you would like to see Martha through your EAP, ask them to add her as a provider.

The Creative Assist Program

As a member of Creative Assist, Martha provides counseling at a manageable fee to individuals involved in the creative arts whose income does not support psychotherapy.

Sliding Fee Scale

Sliding Scale Inquiry

Please use this form to begin the application process. For couples, each person needs to complete his or her own form. Each person completing the application below will need to bring supporting financial documents to the first session.

Comments or questions are welcome.

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