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Mandy Whitehead – Clinical Director

Mandy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Avila University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She is licensed in the state of Kansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Master’s Addiction Counselor (LMAC). She has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings and a range of acuity levels. Her experience includes community mental health counseling, inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment, crisis intervention, assessment, residential and outpatient substance use treatment, and university instruction. Mandy takes an integrative approach with her clients and utilizes techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Centered Counseling. She believes in collaborating with her clients in an effort to foster hope and healing in their journey of recovery.

Elizabeth Smith – Counselor

Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science from The University of Nebraska- Omaha and earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Elizabeth is currently licensed with the State of Kansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and as a Licensed Master Addiction Counselor. She started her career working at a community counseling center providing therapy to families, couples, adolescents and adults and transitioned into working in residential substance use treatment facilities. Elizabeth has a passion for working with individuals who suffer from addiction, mental health disorders and their families as she believes that these issues should be addressed in a holistic approach. She specializes and is trained in working with individuals and couples who struggle with sexual addiction. Elizabeth utilizes an eclectic theoretical approach when working with clients to include emotion focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client focused therapy and experiential therapy.

Kayte Keller – Counselor

Kayte received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Columbia College. She earned her Master’s of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. She started her career interning at a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment center and in private practice where her speciality was trauma. While working with adolescent and adult clients who experienced generational and complex trauma, Kayte underwent training for EMDR – a modality specifically used for the treatment of trauma. She uses an eclectic approach meaning that the types of counseling methods she uses are reflective of the needs of the client which include CBT, DBT, ACT, solution focused, EMDR, and person-centered. Kayte believes that we as people are the experts of ourselves and have so much locked inside of us – we sometimes just need a little help with the key.
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