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Lyn Bachman LCMFT is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Wichita, KS who has practiced in the field since 1988. She has worked in the private practice setting for nine years and within the foster care system for sixteen years. She has done extensive work with family systems and has a passion for working with couples committed to improving their relationships. In addition to her 30 years working as a therapist, she has training and experience in trauma informed care as it applies to parenting foster and adopted children, as well as adult trauma recovery and PTSD therapy.Read More Request Appointment
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
Licensed masters level social worker specializing in working with Children, Teens and young adults, helping them to realize their full potential and be the most successful version of themselves as possible.
Mr. Hawkins earned his Master’s degree from Newman University in 2005. He also has a degree in studio art that he acquired from Pittsburg state university. Mr. Hawkins combines these two passions to help others heal from difficult memories and experiences through art.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
Luetta Duerksen, LCMFT is a Licensed Clinical Marriage Therapist in Wichita, KS who graduated from Friends University in Wichita and completed a MS in Gerontology at Wichita State University along with her undergraduate work in Agriculture at Kansas State University.
She feels this has enhanced her ability to understand unique qualities in each client. Her educational experiences have been varied and compliment her work as a therapist. After more than 15 years as a LCMFT, she has concluded that a great way to heal the soul is through laughter and facing the challenge you want to address through Brief Solution Therapy.Read More Request Appointment
Sarah Swain, LSCSW is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. Sarah received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas in 2008. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings including a residential facility for children, a community mental health center, and in home with children and families.
Sarah has extensive experience and practice providing therapy services to children, individuals, and families in foster care/Family Preservation services, children removed from their parent's custody, Child In Need of Care court, and the Department for Children and Families (DCF). Sarah has provided ten years of intensive in-home individual and family therapy and specializes in assessing and treating childhood physical/emotional/sexual abuse as well as adult survivors of abuse and trauma. Sarah has extensively worked with individuals regarding depression, anxiety, mood instability, behavioral issues, parenting, parent/child relationships, conflict resolution, and family routine and organization.
Sarah is currently working toward completion of her Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certification.Read More Request Appointment