Counseling in Lawrence, KS. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Lawrence, Kansas will help you make the changes you want.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Our driving mission is to help couples and individuals who are tired of struggling painfully with their relationship issues? On a daily basis, we work with couples who want to strengthen their partnership and those with serious issues threatening breakdown.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Lawrence.

I specialize in relationships. Intimate partners, marriages, parenting, and any other relational goal you might have. I am here to side with your relationship, not her against him, or him against her and not who's right, who's wrong. Our goal will be restoration.

Lauren Kilber, MA, LPC, NCC

Lauren Kilber, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66061 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Please don’t suffer in silence a second longer. Whatever pain or struggle you currently find yourself in, I’m here to help. You do not have to do this alone; there is hope.

Terri Clinton-Dichiser, MA, JD, LCPC, NCC

Terri Clinton-Dichiser, MA, JD, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 66223 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Terri Clinton Dichiser wants you to Take Charge of your challenging relationship or difficult situation. Together with a meaningful approach we can create the relationship and life you want. We collaborate together to build a plan unique to your situation.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Lawrence.

My goal is to provide a compassionate safe place for you to work through any areas of your life needing change, restoration, confirmation and growth.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Lawrence.

There is hope. You don't have to stay stuck or go through it alone. I want to offer you a better tomorrow; a new beginning. This is the place for you, without shame or judgment, to find sanctuary and peace, and ​​rekindle your inner strength, courage and wisdom.

Hannah Sedgwick, LCMFT

Hannah Sedgwick, LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Lawrence.

I seek to provide warm safe space for individuals to work through the various difficult situations that life can throw their way.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66212 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Explore the results you are not getting in your life, and what you can do differently. Alex collaborates with you to uncover the solutions that are inside you. Better relationships with people and generally life itself can be the fruit of this worthy effort

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City of Lawrence
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Lawrence is located about 25 miles east of Topeka, Kansas, along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. There is a population around 90,000. Better known for being a college town, Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.1 The temperatures in Lawrence range from around 20 degrees in the winter to 90 degrees in the summer, with an average of 40 inches of rain a year - most of which is received in May and June. Each year the city holds the North vs. South Music Festival, and has become one of the favorites in the area, and is held each August. There is a Civil War reenactment held along with over four dozen independent rock bands from around the surrounding states. Don't forget to take the family to the Art in the Park festival held each May.

Mental Health in Lawrence

There are many support groups in the Lawrence area for individuals who have Alzheimer's disease, as well as groups for family members and other loved ones. Being able to share in the common experience of Alzheimer's can be greatly beneficial for coping with the difficulties it presents. Trained facilitators, many of whom cared for a loved one with Alzheimer's at some point, lead groups. In addition to encouragement and support, groups are also a valuable resource for information about the disease and ways to optimize the functioning of a loved one for as long as possible. Call 913-831-3888 for information about meeting locations and times.2

The Kansas Department of Children and Families is responsible for overseeing various services to help empower Kansans to improve their lives. Among these services is the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, which assists disabled individuals with finding employment. Job training programs, employment search assistance, and resume and interview tips are all central components of the program. By helping disabled residents find gainful employment, the Department of Children and Families ensures a greater level of self-sufficiency and independence for Kansas' disabled population. For additional information, call 785-832-3846.3

In order to promote positive behaviors and improved mental health among it's students, Lawrence Public Schools has implemented the WRAP program. WRAP delivers school-based mental health services throughout the district. Students learn healthy ways to cope with stress, effective communication strategies, and skills to deal with peer pressure. The program also provides support groups for children who are experiencing common mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Bullying prevention and intervention services are provided as well.4

Current Initiatives

The Kansas Mental Health Initiative is a statewide program to improve access to and delivery of mental health services to the state's most vulnerable populations. In particular, the initiative targets substance use, which serves to make mental health problems worse. To help communities address substance use issues, the initiative will fund prevention and intervention programs to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs, particularly among the state's poor residents. These programs will also aim to strengthen families through educational and outreach programs that build skills for independence and self-reliance. Contact the Kansas Office of the Governor at 785-368-7138 for more detailed information about the initiative.5


1. My College Options. (2017). Colleges and Universities in Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved from
2. Alzheimer's Association. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from
3. Kansas Department of Children and Families. (2017). Rehabilitation Services. Retrieved from
4. WRAP Lawrence. (2017). General Information About Wrap. Retrieved from
5. Kansas Office of the Governor. (2017). Governor Sam Brownback Announces Programs to Strengthen Mental Health Delivery in the State. Retrieved from

Lawrence is located in Douglas County, Kansas. It has a land area of 34.13 square miles and a water area of 0.78 square miles.  The population of Lawrence is 93,917 people with 34,913 households and a median annual income of $46,406. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Lawrence, KS

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Lawrence, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Lawrence may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lawrence public health department.