Counseling in Lawrence, KS. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Great therapists in Lawrence, Kansas are ready to help you. Contacting a counselor is fast and easy, go ahead and say hello.

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lawrence

Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. If you or someone you know is struggling, I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which to explore the issues that you are facing. Please contact me so I can give you some hope in your current situation!

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Lawrence

There are different issues that might bring you to counseling. Finding a therapist you can connect and build an alliance with is important to your success in therapy. I provide a safe and peaceful environment to explore with you what you need to move towards growth.

Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lawrence

I am a Christian therapist that seeks to provide a warm, safe place for children, teens, individuals, couples, and families to work through the various difficult situations that life can throw their way.


Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lawrence

My passion is to walk alongside individuals, couples and families and provide hope to those who feel hopeless and to assist in their healing process. I now offer Brain Wellness which is utilizing a light and sound state-of-the-art technology and has lasting results!

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

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Richard Bates, LMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Lawrence

Helping women navigate the transitions of life. In our work together, we peel away the layers of shame, guilt or abuse and heal old wounds to reveal the confident woman that you are. You’ll learn key elements of healthy relationships.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lawrence

I specialize in couples, families, individuals, and struggles specific to women. When life takes a turn for the worse it can be difficult to see the road ahead. Let's work together to find your path to hope, peace, and freedom.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lawrence

I believe that each individual has value and purpose. Many of life's difficulties can cause one to experience hopelessness and despair. It is my goal to provide a private, nonjudgmental environment in which you can discover emotional healing and a new beginning.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lawrence

For help, hope and relief, Call Debra Seasoned professional fosters modest, but significant behavioral change for personal and work life issues. Uses client driven approach and coaching philosophy. Confidential ,convenient, PM's

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lawrence

I want to inspire my clients to choose happiness over self-criticism, to have the courage to hope and believe things can be different.

Related Sites:
City of Lawrence
Kansas Behavioral Services Regulatory Board

Family Therapy Lawrence, KS

Marriage Counseling Pleasant Grove, Lone Star, Clinton, Lecompton, Perry, Eudora, Linwood

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