Wichita, Kansas Therapists

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Kansas, Missouri

My clients are sensitive, smart, and creative, but may find these strengths difficult to access and manage. As a result they may feel disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They often self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or food. I help people...
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Kansas

Dr. Katrina Ostmeyer began her career in behavioral health at 19, when she became an Assistant Teaching Parent at The Achievement Place for Boys. At this time, she also started her first clinical practicum working with children with autism at the...
Melissa Wright
MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
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Kansas City, Kansas

I am passionate about helping kids, teens and families.  I have 20 years of experience, with a laid back approach and tailor the therapy process to a person's personality and temperament.  I always keep parents in the loop and even make the...
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Overland Park, Kansas

Laurie has been trained as a family therapist, a trauma informed therapist, play therapist, and in the use of EMDR. She loves to help individuals and families capitalize on their strengths and values to achieve what they are hoping for through...
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Nebraska, Kansas

Patricia (Trish) Carter has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the social services field while at Boystown, The Salvation Army, and as a professional counselor in private practice. She is Board Certified in Neurofeedback and is a Nebraska...
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Olathe, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

My goal as a therapist is to introduce hope, assist with growth, so that you find peace. Hope, Growth, Peace. I think all of us can agree this is what we ultimately desire. It’s my pleasure to assist you in finding these things. I have been a...
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Overland Park, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

We get ourselves all tangled up in circumstances and relationships. Our anxiety level goes up, the thinking and problem-solving part of us goes down and we begin to think there's no way out. I bring objectivity to your situation and help you get...
Jon Staples
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

I'm Jon, a Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. I've been providing professional mental health services since 2012. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. I specialize in treating anxiety but...
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Lenexa, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

Today marks the day I return home to myself." - B. Taplin. Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and disconnected from ourselves. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, or discouraged. Maybe you're asking yourself,...
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Derby, Kansas

I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. I see clients from ages twelve to adult. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults in particular. I have a passion for helping couples navigate through relational issues. I have...
Erin Cavanaugh
LMFTC, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Choosing to participate in therapy can be an intimidating endeavor. It is the first step of a journey toward awareness and authenticity. While this journey is sometimes challenging, the results are life changing. I strive to provide a warm,...
James Cochran
NCC, MA, LCPC
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Overland Park, Kansas

I like people. I think deep down, whatever else might be true, we’re all just trying to do our best. And I’m really passionate about helping people do their best. I’ve been practicing for a while now in a few different contexts. I completed my...
Dr. Monique Burns
LCSW, Ph.D., LSCSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

For the past 30 years, I have held positions in clinical, administrative, and academic social work. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. Together through discussion, new ideas come to the surface to shed light on patterns of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

I enjoy helping those who are looking for help and solutions to their problems. I began working for those with relationship issues and sexual addictions. I have worked with women and children dealing with various trauma-related situations. ​ I...
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Mission, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch and talking about feelings. Therapy is a deeply personal experience where space is created to get to know yourself, figure out what’s driving your relationships, and gain confidence in your ability...
Jon Soileau
LPC (KS), PLPC, NCC, MA
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Kansas City, Kansas

The weight of life can often seem crushing, creating pressure to keep up and endure during the ebb inflows of relationships, careers, finances, and physical or mental health struggles. Being stuck in painful patterns can feel isolating, overwhelming...
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Lawrence, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

I am a Licensed Master Level Psychologist. I worked in the corporate world prior to becoming a therapist. Every decade seems to bring a faster pace with higher expectations. People need more effective and efficient strategies for managing today’s...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

Your pain is real and your pain is valid. Are you tired of pretending that “everything is fine” when you are deeply hurting inside? Are you tried of wearing a mask and keeping parts of yourself hidden? Is your body trying to tell you about the...
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Lenexa, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Do you need help with those important relationships in your life? How about help solving problems with your child or adolescent, or blended family issues? Are you struggling with intimacy issues perhaps relating to the after effects of an affair? I...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Diana Johnson
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, LCPC, MS
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Liberty, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

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Wichita, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Steve is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who graduated in the Advanced Standing Program from the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas with a Master of Social Work degree in 1989, having completed extensive Practicum...
Rachel Bichara
PLPC (MO), LPC (KS)
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

Let's be honest... talking about your mental health with a stranger is not easy! Yet; I'm here to provide a space for just that. Getting started in therapy may seem unnatural in some ways, but I believe that the benefits are so great that everyone...
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Wichita, Kansas

I believe in trying differently, rather than harder. Different approaches and thinking out of the box can create change in even the most difficult situations. Evidence based practices are individualized to the person, family and situation. Parenting...

Overview of Mental Health in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansas. At the end of 2017 there were 391,586 residents.

Funding issues, along with the stigma attached to mental health, has led to a social crisis in America. Today, most of the nation’s cities are facing a significant challenge: How to care for their growing mental health care needs when the resources are not available? Despite these challenges, the city of Wichita has made progress in addressing this dilemma.

The last mental health hospital to be closed in Kansas was the Topeka State Hospital, which was in 1997. The closures were not followed up with investments into community health service centers. Jails and other correctional facilities became the recipients of individuals with mental illness.

Kansas did not expand its Medicaid program (known as KanCare) as the Supreme Court ruled that states had discretion as to whether they wanted to participate in the Affordable Care Act. The result is that those whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private insurance, are left without coverage. One-third of all Kansans, who have a mental illness, fall into this category.

Working toward a Solution

The Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, which was conducted in 2013, revealed that more than 40% of Sedgwick County’s residents reported that their physical or mental health prevented them from meeting their self-care needs, from working or engaging in recreation. Budget cuts at the state and federal level have taken their toll on mental health providers, resulting in the county’s vulnerable population to fend for themselves.

Innovation by Wichita’s mental health providers to address this gap in care is showing results. Comcare has been the leading mental health care provider in Sedgwick County for over 20 years and is the state’s largest agency for community mental health. Recognizing the need to improve access to care, it has restructured its operations to provide coordinated care by forming the Community Crisis Center (CCC).  CCC’s “one-stop shopping” approach toward delivering services includes the following:

  • A crisis hotline for people who are struggling with mental health issues. The line is staffed 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They receive 70,000 calls a year.
  • Sobering and detox units which allow those with substance abuse issues to get sober and then seek counseling and other support services within the same location.
  • A 23-hour crisis observation unit which provides individuals with a safe place to handle their immediate mental health issues. Individuals are assigned a therapist who can determine if higher levels of care are required.

The CCC is also a valued partner for law enforcement. They can bring someone to the center and resume their patrol within 15 minutes or less, a significant time-saver when compared to the wait time in a hospital emergency room. When considering all the ways that mental health issues cost the community, a study by Wichita State University concluded that CCC had saved Wichita between $17-24 million.