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Ken is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. He received an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a Masters degree from Oklahoma State University. He later received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. Ken has been practicing for 10 years, first in a middle school setting and recently in private practice. He has worked with individuals of all ages to address issues of abuse, self-harm, mood, and self-image. He also has trained to work with individuals who have experienced trauma at the Bob Dole Veteran’s Administration’s PTSD clinic and with Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston.Read More Request Appointment
Shonda Moore, LSCSW is a State of Kansas licensed clinical social worker and independent practitioner. Shonda received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Kansas and completed her post-graduate clinical social work supervision at Valeo Behavioral Health Care in Topeka, KS while employed as a psychotherapist. Shonda has 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings (homeless shelters, child welfare—foster care, family preservation, in-home family therapy; community mental health center, hospital emergency room) with people facing life’s many challenges.
Shonda works with adolescents (age 12+) and adults. She provides psychotherapy to individuals affected by depression, bipolar, anxiety; have difficulty managing emotions, suicidal thoughts, and self-injuring behaviors, have trauma-related issues of rape, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse; involvement in accidents, natural disasters, and military combat, with special emphasis on the assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD; attachment, relational, and adjustment issues, motivation/setting goals, life transitions such as young adult and independence, health problems, divorce, empty nest, retirement; grief and loss, identity issues, self-esteem, spiritual/religion issues. Shonda also works with military veterans and their families around issues related to deployment/reintegration.Read More Request Appointment
Christine Wagner, LMSW earned her undergraduate and graduate degree from Wichita State University in social work. Christine is licensed through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as a master level social worker. She has extensive experience in the mental health field and provides an array of services to 5+ youth, and adults that include depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, adjustment issues, grief, and interpersonal relationships.
Christine’s treatment modality is strong, solution focused therapy, and strengths based perspective. She is committed to working with clients to formulate and achieve desired goals in a gentle and respectful manner.
Christine is constantly looking for ways to broaden her skills and is on a path to obtain her clinical license. She looks forward to working with you and/or your family in order to provide caring and professional behavioral health services that will lead to a happy and fulfilling life.
She is available for same-day appointments, including 5pm and after.Read More Request Appointment
Pamela is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in 1995 and earned her graduate degree from Newman University in 2000. Since 2006 she has practiced as an independent practitioner working with children, teens and adults.Read More Request Appointment
Melba J. Mc Gilvrey, LCMFT, LCAC, graduated from Friends University in 1997 with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to this, Melba had worked in the addictions field for twelve years, and, began working with individuals, both adult and adolescent, and their family members, in the drug treatment setting. It was here that Melba developed an avid interest in family therapy. Following her graduate studies, Melba went to work in the Family Preservation and Foster Care arena, providing Intensive Reintegration and Family Therapy to families with children in the custody of the State. Melba has been in private practice since 2006, providing Trauma Informed therapy services to individuals and families, with experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, relationship issues, codependency, blended family issues, PTSD resulting from Domestic Violence and/or physical and sexual abuse, parenting, and family conflict. Melba has a special interest in Domestic Violence and Women’s Issues.
I work collaboratively with my clients to assist in resolving past and current issues, release outdated beliefs, and to discover what may be blocking their achievement of identified goals and fulfilling their highest potential and desired state of contentment.Read More Request Appointment
Andrea L Skelton, LSCSW, LCAC is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience. She received her Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Wichita State University and her Master Degree from Newman University. Andrea has worked in mental health in PRT and mental health centers. Andrea has experience in working with individual therapy, couples therapy, adolescents, seniors issues, anxiety and children disorders.Read More Request Appointment
Sarah R. Jones, LSCSW is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. Sarah has been a Licensed Social Worker for over 15 years. Sarah received her Undergraduate Degree in Social Work from Kansas State University in 2002 and her Masters degree in Social Work from Newman University in 2004.
Sarah has worked primarily with children ranging from 4-18 in the school setting starting as a School Social Worker. For the past 3 years, Sarah has served as a Behavior Specialist in multiple School Districts.
In 2013, Sarah started part-time as a Private Practitioner creating Social Thinkers of Wichita. Sarah specializes in working with families and children related to Behavioral and Social Skills Training.
Sarah is a Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Trainer. She also completed 1A-Clinical Training from Michelle Garcia Winner (Social Thinking®) in San Jose, CA in 2014. Sarah’s work also aligns with the work of Dr. Ross Greene and Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.Read More Request Appointment
Ashlea is a Kansas licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Masters Addictions Counselor. She specializes in treatment of dual diagnosis, trauma, domestic violence, family and relationship discord, childhood disorders, anxiety, and depression. Ashlea works with individuals, couples, families, and same sex relationships.
Ashlea has a dual license that allows her to treat issues associated with addiction as well other mental health problems. She has experience in working with court systems and working with criminal offenders. Ashlea has training in sandtray and play therapy and can provide services to those as young as 6 years old. She currently is offering groups for adolescents which focuses on emotional regulation, developing coping skills, and improving self-esteem.
Ashlea utilizes a wide array of therapeutic models and theories including: Cognitive-Behavioral, Contextual, Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Attachment and many others. Ashlea customizes treatment techniques that best fit each person and cater to your individual needs.Read More Request Appointment
Valerie is a licensed clinical practicing counselor, graduated from Regis University in 2009 with a masters in counseling psychology. She has experience and education in working with substance abuse, coupled with mental health issues, as well as experience in trauma informed and CBT therapies. Her training and experience lends to a large diversification of viewpoints and assists her in maintaining an eclectic therapeutic approach.
She believes that each individual’s unique perspective assists in the healing process and that it is through a strong therapeutic alliance that healing is possible. She has experience in individual, couples, and children counseling, with the majority of her experience as a therapist assisting adults.Read More Request Appointment
Danielle is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Master Addiction Counselor. Danielle earned her master's degree from Wichita State University in 2015. She has experience working in community mental health, foster care, and a hospital psychiatric unit. Danielle provides services for those ages 5 and up, including those that are dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief, adjustment issues, family and relationship issues, military, behavioral issues, abuse, and addiction. Danielle believes in working collaboratively with her patients as well as utilizes several theories including, the strengths perspective, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy.
Furthermore, Danielle offers daytime and some evening appointments in order to accommodate your unique schedule and needs.Read More Request Appointment
Life is a journey that can sometimes be filled with challenges, adversity, hardships, and heartache. Life’s challenges can test emotions, thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. I hope to give you the tools needed to overcome the difficulties you may face throughout your journey. I strive to offer compassion, encouragement, empowerment, and support. I’m also a firm believer that building a trusting relationship in a safe environment is key to effective intervention.
Amber Schwind, LMSW earned her undergraduate from Pittsburg State University and graduate degree from Wichita State University in social work. Amber is licensed through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as a master level social worker. Amber has over 12 years of experience working in a variety of settings which include Child Welfare, Head Start 0-5, Community Mental Health Centers, Dialysis, and Senior Behavioral Unit.
Amber looks forward to providing an array of services to individuals 18+, geriatric 65+ with an emphasis on depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, adjustment issues, grief, and interpersonal relationships, adjustment issues, motivation/setting goals and major neurocognitive disorder. Amber utilizes a strengths based perspective cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy/CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Expressive therapy.Read More Request Appointment
My name is Virgil Miller SR. I am a Masters’ Level Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with experience treating clients from a broad spectrum of society in a wide range of situations and circumstances from a children’s psychiatric hospital to a maximum security state prison. Much of my experience is in assessment and referral for appropriate treatments as well as providing treatment using a variety of trauma-informed techniques.
Many people don’t understand that Marriage and Family Therapy is not limited to problems in living that affect families and relationships, but is a form of therapy that sees individuals as members of larger psychosocial environments that mutually influence one another for better or worse. Anger, fear, and sadness as well as vivid thoughts and feelings that are not readily apparent to others all can be made better with the right approach to treatment. The father of intelligence testing, Jean Piaget, defined intelligence as the ability to thrive in one’s environment. To help clients regain the piece that allows them to thrive in their environment is my goalRead More Request Appointment
My name is Aurora Juarez, I am a licensed master social worker. I’ve earned a bachelors in counseling and a masters in social work both from Newman University. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds; primarily with children and adolescents. I walk along slide clients as they discover new paths towards personal growth. I utilize a strengths-based, client-centered approach to help empower clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. I provide a safe, calm, culturally-sensitive, non-judgmental space for clients to share their life stories and struggles.Read More Request Appointment