George Turner

Dr. George Turner

Clients have described Dr. Turner as a "phenomenal life coach and stimulating guide". Acknowledged as one of the metros leading mental health professionals, Dr. Turner is a certified sex therapist and a licensed clinical social worker both in Kansas and Missouri. He is an Associate Professor of Practice at KU and has taught at both Park University and Washburn University, teaching courses on clinical work with families, assessment and diagnosis, human behavior, human sexuality, and multicultural social work practice. In addition to speaking on topics like intersexuality at Children’s Mercy Hospital and patient sexual wellness to KU’s urology, OBGYN and psychiatry departments he has been asked to speak to groups such as, the Rhode Island Department of Mental Health on sexuality and adults with mental retardation, the Turner School District about sex education for youth, and the MS Society on chronic illness and sexuality.

For over fifteen years, Dr. Turner has been helping people work through the challenges of life, improve their professional performance, and increase the quality of their life. Formerly, the executive director of a nonprofit working with people in recovery and a program director for individuals with developmental disabilities, Dr. Turner has a rich understanding of diverse communities. He is a skilled therapist, a motivator of people, a stimulating life and executive coach, a dynamic presenter, and an excellent facilitator for professional growth and organizational improvement. His perspective and insight towards human potential and personal excellence is enlightening, challenging and dynamic.

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  • Dr. Turner received his PhD specializing in human sexuality at Widener University, outside of Philadelphia. He was honored in 2012 as the recipient of the "Outstanding Dissertation Award" (Widener University) for his dissertation entitled, Social-Sexual Voice of Adults with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: A Qualitative Study. Additionally, he was nominated for The William R. Stayton Award for Applied Leadership in Human Sexuality, (Widener University), 2012.

    Dr. Turner is also a skilled and prolific presenter. View Training Topics. Dr. Turner's trainings are laced with humorous anecdotes and fueled by a strong passion. His ability to communicate to any audience: parents, staff, administration, clinical professionals, business leaders, and the general community View a Customer List is anchored in a commitment to helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential. Dr. Turner combines his clinical skills with a history of organizational leadership to provide a unique approach to improved team performance. Dr. Turner presents workshops, seminars, and staff trainings on diversity, teambuilding, policy development, effective supervisory skills, and group morale building, effective communication, and strategic planning in order to successfully provide quality, consistent and caring customer service. Dr. Turner's popularity as a presenter and keynote speaker to school districts, non-profits and conferences is exemplified by numerous accolades and personal letters by satisfied customers. View Satisfaction Letters.

    Dr. Turner has studied in Xalapa, Mexico and Amsterdam, Netherlands. He continues to receive post-graduate, advanced clinical training in sex therapy from one of the nation's leading sexologist, Dr. Dennis Dailey, a respected KU professor and skilled therapist.

    Through his partnership with Lisa Meyers and TPG associate health care professionals, Dr. Turner's work is impacting the physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness of the community. Dr. Turner created TPG a place where individuals, couples, families and work groups could come to balance, heal and transform.



Insurance Accepted

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  • This list is subject to change. Please consult your customer service phone line or webpage to confirm George's participation in your insurance panel.

    Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    ComPsych
    Tricare
    United Behavioral Health
    Value Options
    Coventry
    Humana



Fees

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  • Listed below is a general breakdown of our office's clinical fees. Each practitioner sets their own rates and these fees are reflective of this clinician's fee rates only. The rates below are cash payment due at the time of service. All fees are subject to change at anytime. We do accept insurance. Please refer to a list of acceptable insurance payers under "insurance accepted". If we file to insurance, any cash pay discount will be voided.

    Typically your first visit is 60-90 minutes for an initial evaluation, followed with weekly appointments, which are 40-45 minutes or 55-60 minutes in length. Maintenance appointments are scheduled as needed.

    Summary of fees for George Turner (as of 01/01/17)

    Initial Evaluation 60-90 minutes $300
    Psychotherapy Appointment 40-45 minutes $150
    Psychotherapy Appointment 55-60 minutes $200
    Couples Appointment 60 minutes $200
    Additional Time in Session 15 minutes $50
    Interpretation of Report 1 hour (minimum) $150
    Report/Letters Preparation 1 hour (minimum) $150
    Phone Consultation ¼ hour rate $50


Courses and Workshops

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Insurance and Billing

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  • The question of health insurance

    I am a therapist because I enjoy the work of helping people find solutions to the problems in their lives. However, it is also the way I make my living. Professional relationships work best when client and professional have a shared understanding about financial issues.

    The question of health insurance has become very complicated. If you have health insurance it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. However, there is a tremendous range in benefits available so it is important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers. Most policies have limits on frequency of visits, and limit what services are covered. You should contact your insurance carrier directly to determine your policy benefits. I will fill out forms and provide you with whatever assistance I can in helping you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

    Health insurance benefits can only be used for the treatment of illness. This means that I must assign a psychiatric diagnosis about you before benefits will be available. Additionally, some insurance carriers utilize case management where I am required to provide additional clinical information such as treatment plans or summaries before authorization of treatment is given. I will make every effort to release only the minimum information about you that is necessary for the purpose requested.

    Insurance companies often change their approved provider listings. I am selective about what plans I agree to participate because some insurance plans come with serious restrictions to the client and provider. Complications with health insurance can include loss of privacy and loss of control of treatment.

    Some insurance companies want a thorough description of your problems, history, work life and so on. Decreases in privacy may lead to decreases in your openness. The more that is true, the less effective our work together can be. For this reason, I choose not to participate in insurance plans that require extensive release of personal and private information. Additionally, I believe the two people who can best make treatment decisions are the client and therapist, in partnership. I do not participate in plans where treatment decisions are controlled by intrusive case management where officials of the insurance company, many of which have limited training in therapy, make the decision if treatment is authorized.

    Even if I am not "in-network" with your plan, it is helpful to understand your "out-of-network" benefits as often it worth paying higher out of pocket costs to see the person you really want to work with.

    For your convenience, I am happy to accept VISA and MasterCard.





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