Family Psychological Services is owned and operated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD. He and his associate see a broad clientele from Lawrence and Douglas County. Dr. Wes also sees clients two days a week in the Kansas City Metro at our new office in Prairie Village.
By January 2015 FPS will expand to provide expanded therapy options and medication management, in addition to seemless referral for Intensive Outpatient Services for adolescents and adults.
This growth has left us busier than ever and we are working nonstop to meet the demand. We appreciate your business and we want to work with you, but with school back in session, things are even more hectic. We have fresh, young professionals coming on this fall and to learn what we have to teach them and to provide the same top-quality service you've come to expect at this office. Please be patient with us. There's a reason we're so busy.
We're building on Dr. Wes' twenty-two years of experience in business and mental health service delivery to enhance what you and your family get out of treatment, from the time you make your first call to our office, until the time we shake hands and say "good-bye."
MINDFULLY MANAGING ADD & ADHD: September 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Informal meet and greet at 6:30pm. $20 per person, including a free signed copy of I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with ADHD.
Some feel frightened at the prospect of being labeled with a brain disorder. Others see ADD or ADHD as little more than an excuse for poor performance. In reality, for those who have it, a correct diagnosis is the first step on the road to a better tomorrow. In this program Dr. Wes will discuss:
1) How to "diagnosis" children, teens and young adults as to whether they lean to the ADD side, anxious side, or a combination thereof, including kids who aren't actually in the clinical range, as a way to understand….
2) …How to motivate kids without stressing them out by responding to their natural tendencies, including the best and worst parenting strategies for each kind of kid, and why it matters (a lot).
3) Getting a real diagnosis for teens and adults who need one and how to avoid misdiagnosis and "eyeballing" a diagnosis.
4) What to think about in considering medication management.
5) What kind of psychotherapy works for which kids (by age and gender) and what is usually a waste of time and money.
6) How meditation and intentionality are key to managing ADD and interacting with ADD people.
7) How his new book, I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not can help your teen or young (and no so young) adult succeed whether he or she is an ADD-leaner or has the full on diagnosis.
Family Psychological Services offers a full range of services for families and individuals.
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Audiobook Release: Fall 2014 from Audible.com
Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged 15 to 30, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow.
SUCCESSFUL DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF ADD & ADHD. What do you think of when you hear "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" or ADHD? Does it bring to mind a hopeful explanation for all sorts of problems that you or your loved one never understood before? Or do you think of a conspiracy between doctors, drug companies, and schools to over-label and over-diagnose kids and adults for just being who they are? We discuss what ADHD is and isn't and how to get a good diagnosis and treatment right from the start.
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STEPPARENTING. When families split and merge, the result isn't always as seamless as The Brady Bunch. How to make yours a happy home when step-parents are involved depends largely on the example the adults set. Dr. Wes Crenshaw is joined by Ryan Liston, Lawrence Free State High School senior to offer advice on how to overcome the challenges of starting a blended family and tools to navigate the world of step-parenting. And starting this month, read the Double Take column online at KCUR.org.
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADHD AND ADD?: Dr. Wes joins Great Day St. Louis on KMOV Channel 4 to talk about I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not and explain why ADHD's branding does more to confuse than enlighten them. Hint: "What do you mean I have ADHD? I'm not hyperactive."
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IS ADD OVER-DIAGNOSED OR UNDER-DIAGNOISED?: We're hearing more about ADD and ADHD every day. But are more kids and adults getting diagnosed than should be? Dr. Wes discusses his new book I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD, and how to get a good diagnosis for your kids or yourself to be sure you're getting the right treatment. As he says, with ADD you go from where you start..
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Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist who is Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Wes has been a member of the Lawrence community for over 25 years, having received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994. He trained with some of the masters in the field, and is skilled and experienced in working with adults, teens and couples.
Dr. Wes has served Lawrence, Douglas County and the greater Kansas City metro since 1999, first as the director of Family Therapy Institute and now in his own practice. He is coauthor of the Double Take column published weekly since 2004 in the Lawrence Journal World. He is a frequent guest in Kansas City area media.
Download Dr. Wes Crenshaw's Professional Vitae
"When people come to therapy they don't want to talk to a therapist. They want to talk to a person who knows how to do therapy. Regardless of how well you're trained or how much you know, if a therapist can't talk with kids and families like a regular person, he won't be able to communicate the important ideas of therapy. That's how I try to work with my clients -- like a real person who knows something useful that could bring about change."
--Dr. Wes Crenshaw
Adrian Zelvy is a Kansas Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Adrian completed a MA in Counseling Psychology-Counselor Education specializing in Couple and Family Therapy in 2007 from the University of Colorado-Denver. Prior to working as a therapist, Adrian worked with adults and children with disabilities to re-enter the competitive workforce and as a high school teacher.
Adrian has practiced in the Lawrence community since 2008. Prior to that he worked at the Wyandot Center in Kansas City Kansas as a part of Project Redirect – providing court ordered therapy services to juvenile offenders. Adrian began serving children, teens and families in Lawrence with the Bert Nash Center's Child and Family Services Team in 2008. He uses a collaborative approach that maximizes the strengths of those he works with and empowers change.
"I am not here to fix you, because I do not see you as broken. Instead, therapy is a process of identifying and initiating small shifts in our way of thinking, feeling and behaving that lead to healthier patterns of living with ourselves and others. Sometimes taking the first steps can seem difficult, but rest assured we'll take them together."
--Adrian Zelvy, LCPC
Alisha Saucedo is licensed in Kansas with a Masters of Social Work (LMSW). She will complete supervision and clinical contact hours and will sit for for the clinical social work (LSCSW) licensure exam in October. She is currently credentialed to see KanCare clients with United/Optum with Sunflower/Cenpatico pending. Until she on the various insurance panels, Alisha can see clients for $40 per session or insurance clients for the cost of their copay, if that is lower. Once she is licensed, our regular rates will go into effect.
Alisha has practiced school social work in the Topeka area since 2008. She also has experience working in acute psychiatric care, juvenile justice, and the foster care system. She brings to FPS a wealth of experience with younger children, adolescents, and families as well as play therapy, behavior modification, solution focused therapy, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and children.
"My goal is to provide my clients with the opportunity for change. Whether that's exploring life through play, including the family or community system, or focusing on a solution, my job is to help you reach your full potential.
--Alisha Saucedo, LMSW
Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. She owns and operates Awakenings Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse concerns in Prairie Village and now in Lawrence. She serves as a consulting psychiatrist for Family Psychological Services and will be the collaborating physician for our APRN beginning in January 2015.
Dr. Davila's new Intensive Outpatient Program at 346 Maine in Lawrence provides a much needed resource for adults who require more than outpatient service, but are not in need of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. You can reach Awakenings in Lawrence at 785-318-0220. Family Psychological Services welcomes Dr. Davila to our community. Keep watching this site as we expand and coordinate our services in the next twelve months. These are exciting times!
"I believe in real collaboration between patient, therapist, and prescriber. By working as a team we can enhance treatment outcomes.
--Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA
Grace, is a Certified Animal Therapist (CAT)*. She assists Dr. Wes by trying to type notes on his laptop during session and napping on the arm of his chair. Sometimes she will sit with clients, but she may ignore you unless you bring string. In fact, she wrote her masters thesis on string theory. Sometimes she plays rough, particularly with boys. Grace likes boys quite a bit. Grace does not like other cats, but she does like puppies as long as they are friendly and cute. She loves birds...which is why we don't usually invite them to session.
If you have allergies to Grace she won't be offended. She can retire to her office or visit with clients in the lobby during your session. Just let us know at the beginning of sessions. Some clients who like cats but are allergic enjoy having this limited exposure to Grace. Dr. Wes does have a HEPA air filter in his office to keep the air clean of allergens.
"Meow. Meow meow meow. Meow. Meow. Purr purr. Snore snore."
*This is a joke. Cats can't be certified as therapists.