Children, Families and Community Matter at K1ds Count Therapy (KCT)
Writer / Renee Larr
Photographer / Jon Ellegood
K1ds Count Therapy (KCT) looks noticeably different now compared to its origin in 2015. “Our company started out in a farmhouse on our property in Brownsburg with just a few therapists,” says Lindsay Knez, founder and co-CEO. “We had planned on serving 10 clients for speech, [applied behavior analysis] and occupational therapies.”
Fast-forward to present day, and you’ll find that KCT serves more than 1,000 clients on a weekly basis and 50-plus schools in surrounding counties, while also providing engaging employment opportunities to more than 300 team members. “We provide so much more than therapy,” says Frank Knez, founder and co-CEO. “K1ds Count Therapy brings compassionate and dedicated people together to live out a powerful, yet singular mission – to SERVE together.”
Across all disciplines and locations, every member of the KCT team has a passion to help families, as well as each other, under the SERVE acronym (selflessness, empathy, resource, value and encourage). “That’s what we’re driven by every day,” Frank says.
“We want to continue to be the light in our field,” Lindsay adds. “We want the experience of our employees, clients and families to be welcoming and highly personalized.”
KCT has grown through the years to provide clinic-based services for families in Brownsburg (established in 2015), Crawfordsville (established in 2015) and Zionsville (established in 2021). Among the professional services offered are mental-health counseling, psychological diagnostic testing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, applied behavioral analysis therapy, school psychology, dyslexia services, school counseling, and school-based autism services. “Collaboration amongst disciplines and professionals is at the core of our clinical services,” says Lindsay, who is dually certified as a speech-language pathologist and board-certified behavior analyst. “We are passionate about providing the most comprehensive and holistic resources for our clients and families.”
“It’s about giving back to others,” Frank says. “Our teams live, work and SERVE together. We have many team- and culture-building events that bring our teams and their loved ones together. We also host events to create special moments for our clients, families and communities to come together, such as our B.E.S.T. Fall Fest.”
A food truck commonly seen at KCT events, B.E.S.T. Burgers and Fries is a separate organization created by Frank and Lindsay. Building Essential Skills Together (B.E.S.T.) is a nonprofit meant to provide meaningful employment opportunities for adults of all abilities. “Eighty percent of adults with disabilities aren’t able to find employment,” Frank says. “We are here to help remove those barriers to employment.” B.E.S.T. provides supported employment, skill building and job training by partnering with K1ds Count Therapy occupational therapists and local businesses. The current B.E.S.T. employees share time between KCT clinics and other companies like FedEx, Hope Plumbing and D&E Printing.
“We want to build long-term and thoughtful partnerships with schools, families and businesses in the areas we serve,” Frank says. “We also hope to branch out in meaningful ways and continue to be an advocate for those in the community that can’t advocate for themselves.” Frank and Lindsay credit their growth to Jesus, dedicated team members, talented clinicians, and the support of friends, family and community members.
“What our team has built over the years is only possible because of our people,” Frank says. “Relationships are the greatest asset that we have. When you create something that allows over 300 individuals to pour into a singular goal and mission, it’s a powerful and special experience.”
To join the mission or enroll your child in therapy services, visit kctherapy.com.
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Kids Count rocks
Working there is like being a part of a large family. The therapists love on and change behavior on a daily basis. Parent support and helping them is ongoing. I love sharing and praying with employees daily.