Lexxis Onken

Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist

Modalities

  • Families
  • Individuals

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence

Meet Lexxis Onken

Location:

Cedar Rapids
Insurance Accepted
  • Amerigroup
  • Medicaid

Clients

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

In BHIS session, I like to use a strengths based perspective to allow the kids to recognize that they have strengths despite their behavioral issues. I enjoy allowing room for creativity and also allowing for the kids to have a say in what they'd like to focus on or ideas they would like to try. Sometimes kids have a lot of pressure put on them and behavioral issues along with mental health diagnosis can make this more difficult so I enjoy allowing room for kids being able to be kids.

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What I’ve Learned from Autism

As I started my journey in that program, I fell in LOVE. Autism was and is so fascinating to me. These kids were all unique in their own ways but the things that made them strive and that they passionate about were the most amazing things. Some kids loved band and drum line, some liked vacuums, video games, etc. but it wasn’t the object or interestĀ itself, it was how it worked.