Making a Personal Connection
For Change


Our clinical staff works under the direction of Dr. Wes Crenshaw, who has specialized in adolescent psychology for his entire practice. We know how to form the critical relationships necessary to improve outcomes, even with difficult teens...

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Parenting children with behavioral or psychological problems can be frustrating. Adrian Zelvy, Tamara Henley, and Alisha Saucedo work with families to reduce intensity and frequency of conflict, and to curb distressing behaviors...

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While Family Psychological Services specializes in adolescent, child, young adult, and family psychology, we do see clients age 25+ in a limited scope of practice, mostly for issues surrounding relationships, sexuality, anxiety, ADHD, and situational depression...

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The Largest Private Mental Health Practice in Lawrence

2601 W 6th Suites A and C
Lawrence, KS 66049-4319
Phone: 785-371-1414

Immediate Openings for Children, Teen, Adult, Couples, and Family Therapy

With seven full and one half time licensed, clinical staff, Family Psychological Services (FPS) is the largest private practice in Douglas County. FPS is owned and operated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD, a Lawrence psychologist with 26 years of experience, including 17 years providing services in Lawrence. He and his seven associates see a broad clientèle from Lawrence, Douglas County, and the KC Metro. Please browse this website to learn more about our scope of practice and the services we provide.

No More Waiting Lists. This fall FPS will, for the first time, offer a no-wait intake policy. With the addition of two veteran clinical social workers, Annas Boyer, LSCSW, LCAC and Kelly Hughes, LSCSW we have enough capacity to get you or your family memember in with five business days. As Kelsey Daugherty, DNP has completed her doctorate in nursing practice, she too is available for new referrals week-to-week for clients with newly-opened charts.

FPS now operates out of Suite A, C, and D of the 2601 West 6th Building. Our business is located in Suite C. All new clients please come to Suite C at your first appointment. We now have an electronic check-in system, so when you arrive for your appointment your therapist will be immediately alerted whether we have staff in the business office or not.

Medication Management

In tandem with psychotherapy, Family Psychological Services offers state-of-the-art medication management, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, ePrescribing, convenient client access, and empirically valid protocols. We provide a strong face-to-face relationship with our medication clients in an unrushed, accessible, and consistent atmosphere you can count on.

Our Nurse Practitioner, Kelsey Daugherty, DNP practiced at the masters level for two and a half years at Family Psychological Services before completing her docorate in May. Dr. Kelsey is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and will add a fourth day this fall as the need arises. She offers two one-hour Walk-in Medication Consults on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for existing clients, the first is at 8:00am and the second at 5:00pm. These have proven very popular so, come at the beginning of the hour to get your place in the queue. All walk-in clients must have an open chart at FPS, be stable on medication or need only minor changes in dosage which can be completed in a 10 to 15 minute appointment. Clients are seen on a first-come first-serve basis. Walk-ins are not available for non- or new clients or those whose medications are not yet stabilized.

Eight Therapists and One Cat.
Check Out this
Video Featuring Our Favorite Therapy Cat.

Collin isn't happy. His parents are going through a divorce and he's frustrated and angry. The last thing he wants to do is talk about it with a therapist. He's in for a surprise when he meets his new therapist, Grace, CAT. This is the first in a series of videos designed for kids and adults to make seeking therapy less daunting. Click the video below to watch.


Constantly Enhancing Our Services to Clients
and the Community

Dr. Wes is training all our staff, new and seasoned, to offer the top-quality service you've come to expect from Family Psychological Services. We're currently training in the research proven Gottman model of relationship therapy. Dr. Wes was recently certified as a Sex Therapist by The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and Alisha Saucedo has begun her training in sex therapy. In November, Wes attended a four-day intensive workshop with the luminaries of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has begun using this model with his clients. He'll attend a ACT Level 3 workshop in July. Adrian Zelvy completed training on Parent Coordination and is now offering extended services in co-parenting consultation for cases of divorce and custody.

We're now providing treatment for eating disorders, substance-abuse comlicated mental health conditions and other adult services we've no previously offered. Check out each therapist's information page to find out what they specialize in.

This is an exciting time for Family Psychological Services as we grow to meet the need for services in our community. Join us to learn why FPS is where families want to be for mental health services.

Request Services

We strive to make our intake system as seamless, user friendly, and quick as possible, minimizing wait lists and delays. For the fastest response, please click the button below to start the process. Your information will be securely submitted through to our office manager. After reviewing this form, we'll guide you on how to complete your intake paperwork and get you scheduled with a therapist. Thanks!

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Kansas City and Topeka

We welcome KC Metro and Topeka clients and see quite a few of them. Our Lawrence office is about four minutes off Exit 202 on the Kansas Turnpike (I-70). From some parts of Kansas City, it's a quicker drive to Lawrence than to distant parts of the metro. From Topeka it's less than thirty minutes. For those in southern Johnson County, the Lawrence Southeast Trafficway now makes travel via K-10 to Iowa Street much easier, faster, and safer.

Join Family Psychological Services and find out why Topeka and Kansas City Metro residents drive to Lawrence for therapy services.