Counseling in Wichita, KS. Find the Right Therapist.

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Glenda Rodgers-Lawless, Ph.D.

Glenda Rodgers-Lawless, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

6700 W 121st Street Suite 102, Overland Park, Kansas 66209 | 913-553-7858

I create an environment for my clients where they feel accepted and encouraged to create the changes they want to make in their life. Based on your strengths and personal goals, we will work together to overcome current struggles and create healthy relationships.

Aaron Levy, LPC, M.S.

Aaron Levy, LPC, M.S.

Licensed Professional Counselor

801 E. Douglas Avenue 2nd Floor, Wichita, Kansas 67202 | 479-657-6636

Aaron is licensed in Kansas and AR and TX as a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked in the mental health field since the age of 16 and has experience with chronically mentally ill patients struggling with severe attachment issues, depression and anxiety.

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Counselor Wichita Kansas

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Wichita is located in south central Kansas, and has around 385,000 residents.1 The city is also located along the Arkansas River. The area has grown into a cultural and entertainment center, with many different options for adults, kids, and families. The area has an average temperature in the wintertime of around 20 degrees and an average temperature in the summertime in the 90's. The area also experiences about 30 inches of precipitation throughout the year. While the area does have some severe weather with a lot of thunderstorms and tornadoes, bad weather does not occur all the time. There are several private schools in Wichita, including Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, The Independent School, Trinity Academy, Wichita Collegiate School, to name a few. There are also several colleges and universities in the city. There are many things to do in and around Wichita for people of all ages.

Mental Health in Wichita

Common mental health issues for residents of Wichita include depression and alcohol abuse. Approximately 16.6 percent of people in Wichita over the age of 60 suffer from depression.2 Another 15.9 percent of the city's residents participate in binge drinking.3 These percentages are even higher among specialized populations such at the homeless. Fortunately, the city of Wichita works with a number of organizations to make mental health services available to those in need.

The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health is an excellent organization that seeks to improve the lives and functioning of people who live with behavioral illnesses. A unique aspect of the organization is that each member is a current or previous consumer of mental health services, so the programs offered have been developed with first-hand knowledge of what people with mental illnesses truly require from treatment. The organization sponsors many programs, including general health initiatives, improving trauma care, advocacy, and education. For more information about the Consumer Advisory Council, please call 316-978-5842.4

Current Initiatives

Wichita State University's Center for Community Support and Research has partnered with mental health providers, consumer organizations, and advocacy groups to undertake a number of initiatives to improve, support, and extend community mental health services available to residents in the Wichita area. Most of the Center's work involves educating practitioners and other behavioral health workers so that they can deliver high-quality care. Additionally, the Center works to educate consumers about their rights and responsibilities with regard to mental health care and helps their voices to be heard when policies and programs are being developed. The Center welcomes input from Wichita residents. They can be reached at 316-765-2426.5


References

1. US Census Bureau. (2017). State and County Quickfacts - Wichita, Kansas. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/20/2079000.html
2. Kansas Health Matters. (2017). Depression - Medicare Population. Retrieved from http://www.kansashealthmatters.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=NS-Indicator&file=indicator&iid=8047552
3. Kansas Health Matters. (2017). Percent of Adults Who Are Binge Drinkers. Retrieved from http://www.kansashealthmatters.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=NS-Indicator&file=indicator&iid=10932366
4. The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health. (2016). Home - CAC. Retrieved from http://kansascac.org/
5. Wichita State University. (2016). Mental Health Initiatives. Retrieved from http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=CCSR&p=/mentalhealth/

Wichita is located in Sedgwick County, Kansas. It has a land area of 160.37 square miles and a water area of 4.36 square miles.  The population of Wichita is 389,965 people with 150,683 households and a median annual income of $45,947. .


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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Wichita, 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 Wichita 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 Wichita public health department.