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Kelly "May" Wiechman, LMLP (this page is still under constrution)

Licensed Masters Level Psychologist

Kelly Wiechman, LMLP completed her BS in Psychology in 2016 and MS in Clinical Psychology in 2018 both from Emporia State University. Prior to joining us Kelly has primarily worked with incarcerated populations within the Kansas prison

system to include both adult and juvenile offenders. Kelly joins us with her experience as both a therapist and a psychological evaluator. Prior to working for Doctor Wes Kelly has been conducting clinical assessments since 2018 for the Kansas Department of Corrections, which include assessments for various levels of psychopathology to include mood disorders, personality disorders, and adaptive functioning assessments. Kelly has been providing treatment to a wide spectrum of disorders including those involving prior traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, adjustment issues, and psychosis; in addition to these areas Kelly has experience with providing treatment in other areas of concern including grief and loss, identity issues, addiction, and managing change.

Kelly’s treatment ideology takes a focused approach that centers around the client to create a comfortable and professional setting that allows for open processing of the client’s experience. She tends to take a more reality-based approach and utilized skills across various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness, psychoeducation, and motivational interviewing. She believes that the context of the client is critical when providing treatment. Understanding nothing happens within a vacuum, a therapist must take a holistic view and consider the varying factors involved in an individual’s perception including cultural background, situational concerns, familial relations, medical and genetic factors, and the systems which impacts the individual. She believes that building motivation and cultivating willingness are two of the strongest indicators for treatment success and she is always committed to meeting the client where they are currently at, to work together and achieve therapeutic goals such as symptom management and developing techniques to improve the overall health and wellbeing of her clients.

From Dr. Wes: Because we have two Kelly's now, we've taken to calling this one Kelly May which is a shortened version of her middle name. As an LMLP, Kelly May is part of our training program. Because my major area of clinical emphasis is psychotherapy, I have confined my testing and assessment to forensic cases, and in the last few years I've done very little of that. Thus, I was very excited to have Kelly apply to do testing and assessment at FPS, along with a regular caseload of therapy clients. For the first time, we'll be able to provide a broad array of testing for children, teens, and some adults for anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, depression and various intellectual impediments. We'll also be offering a expanded battery for ADHD testing to be used when clients are seeking only an evaluation and not therapy and medication management. If you'd like to schedule an intake with Kelly May for therapy or testing while she still has availability, please complete the Ask About Services form.

Kelly's Schedule

PLEASE READ BEFORE EXAMINING THE CALENDAR BELOW: Kelly's availability for appointments is listed below. You CANNOT schedule here, only see availabilities. The appearance of an opening does not guarantee an appointment, it only allows you to see what is available to request. Contact the office at 785-371-1414 to schedule or if you are a new client, fill out the ask about services form. Due to how Google masks event details, the availability is listed as "busy." This means that anything that shows up as "busy" is actually OPEN for an existing client appointment.

 

 

 

Toward a more fulfilling, happier, healthier life...

Life is a bit like gaming. Sometimes you find yourself at a level that’s beyond your ability and a little overwhelming to deal with all by yourself. Therapy offers the support of an additional person who can guide you on the journey, gaining experience so you can level up and eventually those obstacles feel less impossible to face on your own. I’ve been privileged to have many great guides in my life, so I’ve chosen to build my career around offering that kind of support to others. Let me be your “Player 2” and together we’ll help you go forward confidently, knowing you put in the time and preparation to overcome whatever lies in your way.”

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Areas of Specialization

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Adolescents and Young Adults
Nikki works with adolescents, young adults, and their families to improve interpersonal communication and emotional regulation, helping them summon personal resources in times of need. She assists in this critical period of self-development to evolve adult coping skills leading to more effective social interplay between the client and the important people in their lives

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Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Nikki has training and practice in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with adolescents and adults in group and individual therapy. While FPS does not currently offer a DBT program, Nikki can work with individuals using tenets of DBT to improve coping, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and mindfulness, when situations or thoughts feel extreme.

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Gender and Sexuality
Nikki is honored to provide a safe and inclusive space for individuals struggling with gender identity or sexual attraction to begin a journey of self-discovery and discernment and to support them through times of adversity along the way.