License # 7348
Tax ID: 920550117
Clinical Supervisor: Judith Jones, LSCSW
I earned my Associate of Science in Business Administration from a two-year institution, Butler County Community College. I subsequently transferred to Wichita State University, where I earned a bachelor's degree in Gerontology with a
minor in Minority Studies. After receiving my bachelor's degree, I worked for the Department of Aging for several years before returning to Wichita State University to pursue a master's degree in social work. I earned my master's degree in social work in May of 2000, and in 2008 I became a Licensed Social Worker in the great State of Kansas.
I have over 15 years of experience working with youth, families, colleagues, educators, and staff as a Licensed Master Social Worker.
My diverse work experience in public schools, outreach, behavioral health, foster care, the Urban League of Kansas, Head Start, WSU Upward Bound,
and the Sedgwick County Department for the Elderly has helped to shape my philosophy of enhancing and empowering the lives of others.
My philosophy of therapy begins and ends with grace and a willingness to enter into an individual’s experience alongside them. I joined this field because I have the skills to empower individuals to be reflective to heal and live a meaningful life successfully.
I believe in holistic health that considers the whole person – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. I believe that therapy is a pathway for growth and healing. It is an opportunity for the client to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. My role is to provide a non-judgmental, safe place for self-exploration to begin. By building a healthy therapeutic relationship, the therapist can guide the client in discovering more about themselves and their pattern of behavior. It also provides a setting that encourages the client to establish new, healthy ways of behavior.
As a therapist, I desire to facilitate the process of a client solving their problems while also demonstrating a genuine concern and compassion for their dilemmas. Ultimately, I encourage the client to draw their conclusions and choose the direction they want to take in resolving their issues. The client and therapist can then set goals to achieve the desired outcome.
As a therapist, I want to treat each person as a unique individual worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of their circumstances and struggles. I desire to come alongside, challenge and encourage and advocate for my clients to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I firmly believe that people can change and constantly change as they go through life.
Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.
Group therapy can help people improve their mental health. It involves at least one mental health professional and two or more people in therapy. Many use it to address a specific mental health concern. The group dynamic often helps people feel supported as they move forward. Whether your goal is growth, improving social skills, or something else, group therapy could help you achieve it.
Family therapy or family counseling is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. It may be used as the primary mode of treatment or as a complementary approach.
BCBS, Ambetter, Sunflower, Kancare UHC, ProvidRsCare (Trustmark), Aetna Better Health
Pending: Aetna (Meritain),
Out of Network: Cigna, UHC Commercial Products, UMR, Medicare,
$120.00 Individual Counseling
$140.00 Couples Counseling
$140.00 Family Counseling
$60.00 Group Counseling
419 N McLean Blvd, Suite M1, Wichita, KS 67203
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