Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Wichita, Kansas

Find a therapist in Wichita, Kansas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Wichita to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Mindy Reinhold

MA, LPC, CPC
16 years experience
Greetings! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of WI and MO. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Ball State University in 1995. I have enjoyed over 16 years experience in a variety of settings. These include online therapy, community counseling, in-home therapy, in-patient treatment for eating disorders, and counseling within a correctional institution for substance-related disorders. I have helped people with a range of issues, including anxiety, trauma, attention... Read More
Greetings! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of WI and MO. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Ball State University in 1995. I have enjoyed over 16 years experience in a variety of settings.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Patricia Lord

MA, LCPC, LPC
5 years experience
I believe everyone has a unique story and it is sharing these stories that I can offer empathy and hope to my clients. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and my certification as a Play Therapist, and work extensively with adolescents, teens and young adults. My experience includes working with all ages and stages of divorce, co-parenting and step parenting relationships, grief and loss, anxiety, stress and depression, trauma,... Read More
I believe everyone has a unique story and it is sharing these stories that I can offer empathy and hope to my clients. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and my certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Amber Dalzell

MS, LCPC, ATR-BC
13 years experience
The situation at work is growing alarming. You worry for yourself and your family. Showing up every day, you face the reality of dwindling resources. Some days it feels like not enough action is being taken to ensure everyone’s health and well-being, least of all you and all your co-workers. Nothing is certain now. Maybe you’ll face decisions you never imagined having to make. This pandemic is washing over us like a tsunami. You’re caught... Read More
The situation at work is growing alarming. You worry for yourself and your family. Showing up every day, you face the reality of dwindling resources. Some days it feels like not enough action is being taken to ensure everyone’s health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Andrea Levitan

LPC, CPT
18 years experience
People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable and difficult journey when you begin, but I promise you great joy once you've gotten over the first few hurdles. Once you make this commitment your journey to identify your issues and release buried emotions... Read More
People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Kayce Bragg

LPC-SC, LAC, NCC
8 years experience
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition to providing therapy services with various platforms and my own private practice, Synergy eTherapy, I am the Clinical Director... Read More
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Michele Turner

LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
15 years experience
Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-- with a Counseling Supervisor designation. I have been providing counseling services since 2001 in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, residential substance... Read More
Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Melinda Ledlow

LCPC, NCC
4 years experience
I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Kansas. I've worked with many adults seeking assistance in such areas as managing their anxiety and depression, reducing the effects of previous trauma, coping with marital problems, and the stress of parenting. I have worked in different settings that have provided me with experience with a variety of cultures, needs, and personalities. I would describe my counseling style as warm... Read More
I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Kansas. I've worked with many adults seeking assistance in such areas as managing their anxiety and depression, reducing the effects of previous trauma, coping with marital problems, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Elie Cohen

PhD
11 years experience
Hello, and thank you for your interest in my profile and practice. Seeking therapy can be a scary process, and many people are hesitant for a number of reasons. Whether you are dealing with unusually stressful life events, thinking about making changes in your life or relationships, or have been dealing with problematic anxiety or depression for a while, it can be very productive to meet with someone. It is important to find someone with... Read More
Hello, and thank you for your interest in my profile and practice. Seeking therapy can be a scary process, and many people are hesitant for a number of reasons. Whether you are dealing with unusually stressful life events, thinking about... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Shealah West

LCSW
13 years experience
I will help parents and caregivers (and teachers) to better understand the meaning behind behaviors and the best ways of accommodating, managing or extinguishing those behaviors. I will also teach how to apply the principals of dysmaturity to develop realistic goals and use effective strategies with each child to help them be successful. Read More
I will help parents and caregivers (and teachers) to better understand the meaning behind behaviors and the best ways of accommodating, managing or extinguishing those behaviors. I will also teach how to apply the principals of dysmaturity to develop realistic goals and use effective strategies with each child to help them be successful. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Randi Black

LCMFT
5 years experience
I provide therapy to individuals, couples and families ages 12-adult. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, post traumatic stress disorder and relational issues. I utilize solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and strength based therapy. Read More
I provide therapy to individuals, couples and families ages 12-adult. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, post traumatic stress disorder and relational issues. I utilize solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and strength based therapy. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

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.

E-Counseling provides a directory of therapists in the Wichita area as well as for other parts of the country. We invite you to visit E-Counseling to find a qualified professional to serve your mental health needs.