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CK Behavioral Health (CKBH) provides hope and opportunity for healing to children, adolescents, young adults and families living with the day to day experience of mental illness and the impact of trauma.  Our professional staff hold licenses or are certified per Texas State requirements.  We use nationally recognized, evidence based practices and tools to come alongside you and your family.


CK Behavioral Health offers mental health rehabilitation and targeted case management to children, adolescents, young adults and their families in North and Central Texas (see below for a list of the counties in our service area).  We call these services “Community Support Services”.

Community Support Services can include Trauma Informed Counseling, Skills Training, Medication Training, Routine Mental Health Case Management, and High-Fidelity Wraparound.  At the core of Community Support Services are Skills Training and High-Fidelity Wraparound.  We have found that adding Skills Training as an enhancement to existing, ongoing counseling services dramatically improves outcomes for the client and their family.  To be clear, Skills Training is not the same thing as counseling or therapy.  You’ll see a video talking about the differences between these two a little further down this page.

In most cases these services are provided in your home but might also occur at a child’s school (with appropriate permissions in place) or at another location in the community that is appropriate to the needs of your family.  The frequency and duration of services depends on the needs of the child and your family and can range from as little as an hour every other week to several hours a day.  In severe cases, we recommend more frequent and intense services initially and then taper down to a schedule that is less frequent over time.

Eligibility Criteria for Participation in Community Support Services:

  • Participants must be at least 3 years old.
  • Participants must be enrolled in and actively covered through Texas Medicaid (see list of accepted Medicaid plans below).
  • Participants must reside in our services area (see Services Area below).
  • Participants must have a qualifying mental health diagnosis and participate in an initial assessment.

Signing up to participate in our Community Support Services program is simple!  Tap one of the buttons on this page to complete and submit a referral form (please call us 817-516-9100 or email us at if you need assistance completing the form).

You’ll receive a confirmation that we received the form within one business day and we will let you know if we need any additional information. In most cases we are able to connect you with our professional staff within a week or sooner after we have received all of the necessary information to determine eligibility.

What is Skills Training?

Skills Training and Counseling.

We Accept Texas Medicaid

CK Behavioral Health accepts payment from the following Texas Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and Plans:

  • Aetna STAR and STAR Kids
  • Amerigroup STAR and STAR Kids
  • Superior STAR and STAR Kids
  • Superior STAR Health (Children in DFPS Conservatorship)
  • Cook Children’s STAR and STAR Kids
  • Dell Children’s STAR
  • Magellan (Blue Cross Blue Shield) STAR and STAR Kids
  • Parkland Health Plan STAR

All services are funded by Medicaid and designed to accommodate the individual family’s schedules. Contact us today to inquire about your family’s eligibility to receive these services.

Our Service Area

We are continuously looking to expand our service area across the State of Texas.  Currently, we provide Community Support Services in the following Texas counties:

Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Area Community:  Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties.

Greater Austin Area Community:  Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson counties.

*NEW* We have options for COVID-Conscious In-Person sessions and also Secure Audio/Video Telehealth sessions!

Service Policy

Services for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders are provided in accordance with best practice standards established by the Texas Administrative Code Title 25, the Council on Accreditation, and the Department of State Health Services. Individuals are assessed to determine if their identified needs match our program’s offerings.

Evidence-Based & Research Supported Interventions

Nurturing Parenting Program

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.

High-Fidelity Wraparound

Based in an ecological model, wraparound draws upon the strengths and resources of a committed group of family, friends, professionals, and community members. Wraparound mobilizes resources and talents from a variety of sources resulting in the creation of a plan of care that is the best fit between the family vision and story, team mission, strengths, needs, and strategies.

Skill Streaming & Aggression Replacement Techniques

Skill Streaming and Aggression Replacement Training is a multimodal intervention design to alter the behavior of chronically aggressive youth. It consists of skill streaming, designed to teach a broad curriculum of prosocial behavior, anger control training, a method for empowering youth to modify their own anger responsiveness, and moral reasoning training, to help motivate youth to employ the skills learned via the other components.

Barkley's Defiant Teen & Defiant Child

Your Defiant Teen and Your Defiant Child provides help for parents to understand the causes of noncompliant, defiant, oppositional, or socially hostile behavior at home or in school.

Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood

Passing from adolescence into adulthood is a challenging time for everyone. The transition years can be even more trying for those who experience emotional and behavioral difficulties or have another disability. PAYA assists adolescents in successfully navigating this transition.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is an evidence based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It addresses both PTSD and Substance Use simultaneously to help eliminate substance use, reduce PTSD symptoms, and regain safety.


CK Behavioral Health is available to perform psychological testing for children covered by STAR Health Medicaid.  Give us a call at 817-516-9100 or send us an email at to schedule your an appointment.


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