What is our Village Model?

In 2017, Kairos Mental Health Cooperative changed its name to The Village of Kairos. In doing so we expanded our programming and philosophy to offer services to entire families who are in crisis. Even though our name changed, our vision has always remained the same, to help our clients build a life worth living by pairing them with village practitioners whose lives and skills are worth sharing.

It is our mission to restore our client’s whole self through therapeutic practices grounded in validation, mindful body awareness, and behavioral change. We believe that it takes a whole village to restore a life and that it takes tremendous courage to begin your healing journey.

What To Expect

Consultation

Upon arriving at your appointment, one of our staff members will come out and greet you. The staff member will invite you into our comfortable, private office setting and will offer you snacks and beverages. Our staff member will usually begin the consultation by engaging you in gentle small talk until you feel safe, accepted, and validated in beginning your therapeutic journey. During this consultation you are given the opportunity to share a bit of your story and what has led you to therapy. 

We don’t require in-depth information during the consultation, but we would like to develop a general sense of your readiness for the therapy we provide here in the Village. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Village Model, our therapists and their qualifications, and the diverse therapeutic approaches we offer. After getting to know you and your goals for therapy, our staff member will recommend the Village practitioner who is best suited to address your specific needs. If additional staff are present at the time of your initial consultation, our staff member will introduce you to them, so that can you gain a sense of who all of the Village practitioners are and the caring and welcoming environment we can create and provide for you. 

During this consultation, the staff member will outline the process for your intake session as well go over what you may expect during your first few therapy sessions. The ultimate goal of the consultation is for you to feel you have made a sound decision and that you understand the therapies and programs that we offer. At any point during the consultation session, if you feel like our Village Model is not the right fit for your needs, please let us know so that we can provide you with a referral to the therapist or services that can best support you. 

Intake

Upon completing your consultation, you will be assigned to a Village practitioner who will become your primary therapist and will work to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. The treatment plan is a mutual collaboration between you and your Village practitioner, and is designed to help focus your treatment on your specific goals. This intake session marks the beginning of your therapeutic and clinical relationship with your primary Village practitioner and is where you will have the opportunity to share your story in greater detail. 

The intake session can be an extremely emotional moment since it marks a courageous step in your healing journey, and all of the Village practitioners take great care to support you that journey. 

Please note that it is during the intake that any diagnostic testing and assessments would be completed if deemed necessary. If you are seeking reimbursement from your insurance company (through a Superbill), a diagnosis must be established at the time of intake to facilitate this process.